Upcoming Dates
  • Jun 4: Summer Semester begins
  • Jul 28: Summer Semester ends
  • Aug 20: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 11–Oct 12: Fall Break
  • Dec 15: Fall Semester ends
  • Jan 14: Spring Semester begins
  • Mar 10–Mar 16: Spring Break
  • May 11: Spring Semester ends

Chair: Wolfgang Rudolph

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Graduate - Physics
Graduate - Optical Science and Engineering
News from the Chair

Spring Convocation
Congratulations to all graduates!

The Physics and Astronomy Department Convocation was held Saturday, May 5, 2018. See the photos.

News from the Chair

New UNM graduate Noah Michelsohn heads to NASA

Noah Michelsohn
Noah Michelsohn’s dream job: Communication and Public Affairs at NASA

An Astro 101 class taught by Trace Tessier led to a career at NASA. Congratulations to new graduate Noah Michelsohn!

More information and a video from KOB 4: UNM grad fulfills dream to work for NASA

and KOAT 7 Action News: UNM grad achieves dream of working for NASA


Upcoming Events


Fri 9/14, 3:30PM in Room 125, Yancy Shirley, TBA

Other Events:

Wed 5/23, 11:00AM in Room 190, Dr. Vitaly Gruzdev, Laser-driven electronic processes in condensed matter: from controlled modification of a single biomolecule to controlled enhancement of laser ablation

Fri 6/1, 9:00AM in Room 190, Xavier C. Quintana, Radon Emanation Measurement for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay


Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science building

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

New center north of Yale and Central will foster collaboration between disciplines

The groundbreaking ceremony was held March 2018. The facility will be completed by 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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