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Chair: Richard Rand

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News from the Chair

UNM paves the road into the future for Quantum Information Science

UNM was invited to the White House Academic Roundtable on Quantum Information Science on May 31, 2019 to discuss the "significant role that academia plays in Quantum Information Science and its impact on America’s prosperity and security."

Read the UNM Newsroom article.

News from the Chair

CHTM signs international collaborative research agreement with CIMAV

CHTM and CIMAV agreementOn June 26, 2019, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and Chihuahua Mayor María Eugenia Campos Galván established an Albuquerque - Chihuahua Bilateral Commission, including a Memorandum of Understanding between the UNM Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) and Centro de Investigaciín en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), signed by UNM Vice President for Research Gabriel López and CHTM Director Arash Mafi.

Mafi, a UNM Physics and Astronomy professor, hopes for faculty and student researchers at CHTM to visit CIMAV and vice-versa, and that there will be an exchange of facilities, equipment, and technology.

Read more.

News from the Chair

PAÍS One of Several UNM Summer Construction Projects

Currently, UNM is going through the second largest capital project outlay in school history. There is a substantial investment to acquire, construct, repair, and upgrade our unique and beautiful campus. The new Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Science building is one of them. Find out more, and see how you can put your name on PAÍS.


Upcoming Events

Colloquiums Restart in the Fall:

Fri 9/27, 3:30PM in Room 125, David Weiss, TBA

Other Events:

Wed 7/24, 3:00PM in Room 1131, Hanieh Mazloom Farsibaf, Investigation of Membrane Protein Dynamics using Correlative Single-Particle Tracking and Super-Resolution Microscopy Combined with Bayesian Inference of Diffusion in Arbitrary Landscape

Mon 8/12, 10:00AM in Room 103, James Hendrie, Tailored Frequency Comb Structures and Their Sensing Appilcations


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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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