Upcoming Dates
  • May 14: Spring Semester ends
  • May 30: Memorial Day
  • Jun 6: Summer Semester begins
  • Jul 30: Summer Semester ends
  • Aug 22: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 13–Oct 14: Fall Break
  • Dec 17: Fall Semester ends
  • Jan 16: Spring Semester begins
News from the Chair

Professors Sheik-Bahae and Mafi win $7.5M Department of Defense grant
Professor Sheik-Bahae
Professors Sheik-Bahae (Principal Investigator) and Mafi (Co-PI) have been awarded a highly competitive U.S. Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Initiative grant for their project entitled Multi-disciplinary Approach to Radiation Balanced Lasers (MARBLE).

Read more.

Research Highlights

Professors Matthews and Lauer part of Very High Energy imaging project

HAWC sky

John Matthews and Robert Lauer

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC), represented at UNM by Physics and Astronomy professors John Matthews and Research Professor Robert Lauer, have released images from the first year of successful operations.

Among the released material is an image of ⅔ of the sky seen with very high energy (VHE) gamma rays, clearly showing emission from within the Milky Way galaxy and other prominent high energy sources.

Congratulations to the team! Read the press release here


Upcoming Events


Fri 4/29, 4:00PM in Room 125, Kurt Hinterbichler (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Phyiscs), Massive Gravitons, the Cosmological Constant and New Directions in Gravity

Other Events:

Thu 4/28, 3:30PM in Room 190, Hendra Nurdin, Filtering and feedback control theory: from classical to quantum "Televised seminar"

Tue 5/3, 2:00PM in Room 190, Jui-Jen Wang (UNM), MiniCLEAN Experiment


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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