Upcoming Dates
  • Dec 15: Fall Semester ends
  • Jan 14: Spring Semester begins
  • Mar 10–Mar 16: Spring Break
  • May 11: Spring Semester ends
  • Jun 3: Summer Semester begins
  • Jul 27: Summer Semester ends
  • Aug 19: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 10–Oct 11: Fall Break

Chair: Wolfgang Rudolph

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News from the Chair

Annual Physics Fall Lecture Demonstration Show

Our traditional Open House Physics Demo Show was held Wednesday, October 24 in Regener Hall. Physics and Astronomy undergraduate students Dilys Ruan, Eric Putney, Ivey Davis, Cameron Zamora, Cameron Lamar, Alan Jiang, Wesley McClenaghan, and Christine Bennet with help from Professors Goldflam, Schwoebel, and Roy delivered an exciting show to students from Albuquerque schools, their teachers and parents.

A big thank you also goes to Professor Dunlap (show director) and Aaron Cross (technical director).

News from the Chair

Four Corners American Physical Society Meeting

The UNM Society of Physics students at the University of Utah

Twenty four UNM undergraduate students in the Society of Physics Students traveled to University of Utah over the fall break to attend the Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society.

Highlights of the meeting included invited talks on a breadth of topics, ranging from general relativity and black holes to quantum sensing.

Congratulations to physics majors Lauren Zundel and Ryan Gibbons, who were among the prize winners for Best Student Presentation.

The trip was supported by the Rayburn Reaching Up Fund, ASUNM, and the Four Corners Section of the APS. See the UNM Newsroom article.

News from the Chair

PAÍS Beam Raising Ceremony

We celebrated another construction milestone on Wednesday, October 17, when officials hoisted a ceremonial beam to commemorate the completion of structural framing of the new Physics, Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) building.

When it opens in Fall 2019, PAÍS will be a state-of-the-art facility serving as a hub of innovation and research while providing space for students, faculty and staff to collaborate on many of the leading interdisciplinary issues. See the UNM Newsroom article.


Upcoming Events


Fri 11/30, 3:30PM in Room 125, Michel Devoret, To catch and reverse a quantum jump mid-flight

Other Events:

Tue 11/27, 2:00PM in Room 190, David Amdahl (UNM), TBA

Wed 11/28, 11:00AM in Room 190, Garnett Bryan, TBA


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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