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Chair: Richard Rand

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News from the Chair

Seidel featured in Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship article

Physicist Sally Seidel, on left, met with science faculty members of Oregon Episcopal School, which serves pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students (Photo courtesy of Linda Mantel.)

Professor Sally Seidel had a full itinerary as the Columbia-Willamette Oregon Chapter Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer last month. Read more about her visit.

News from the Chair

PAÍS continues to take shape as construction passes midway point

Halfway done! See how you can get your name on the new Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science building.


Upcoming Events


Fri 3/1, 3:30PM in Room 125, Dr. Jeremy Munday,

Other Events:

Thu 2/28, 3:30PM in Room 190, Tzu-Ming Lu, Ge/SiGe quantum electronic devices

Tue 3/5, 2:00PM in Room 190, Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine (Harvard University & UNM), The Neutrino Puzzle: Anomalies, Interactions, and Cosmological Tensions


Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science building

A digital rendering of what the Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science center will look like

UNM celebrated PAÍS with a beam raising ceremony on October 17, 2018. The facility will be complete by fall 2019.


Interactive Astronomy Apps

Javascript apps

9 Educational Apps

Written by Kevin Dilts for the Astro 101 Lab, these free interactive javascript apps illustrate common astronomy concepts. Enjoy!

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