Upcoming Dates
  • Jul 30: Summer Semester ends
  • Aug 18: Elect. & Magnetism Prelim, 9-noon, rm 184
  • Aug 18: Thermo/Stat Mech Prelim, 2-5 pm rm 184
  • Aug 19: Classical Mech. Prelim, 9-noon pm, rm 184
  • Aug 19: Quantum Mech. Prelim 2-5 pm, rm 184
  • Aug 20: Astro Prelim 9-noon, rm 184
  • Aug 22: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 13–Oct 14: Fall Break
News from the Chair

First of its kind research sheds light on mysterious fireballs

Dr. Ken ObenbergerKen Obenberger, now at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Lab, recently received his PhD from the UNM Physics and Astronomy department. Together with Professor Gregory Taylor, Dr. Obenberger has discovered a new type of low frequency radio emission from large meteors entering the Earth's atmosphere. The discovery was made using the Long Wavelength Array.

Read the article from the UNM Newsroom

Research Highlights

Duan promoted to Associate Professor

Huaiyu Duan

Congratulations to Prof. Huaiyu Duan on his promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.

Dr. Duan researches the quantum phenomenon of neutrino oscillations in supernovae and how they affect the chemical evolution of the universe. He also investigates how to utilize the next-generation high performance supercomputers in physics research.

We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.


Upcoming Events


Fri 8/26, 4:00PM in Room 125, Keith Rielage, Los Alamos and the Neutrino: 60 years of discovery

Other Events:

Wed 8/3, 4:00PM in Room 190, Charles H. Baldwin, Efficient and Robust Methods for Quantum Tomography

Thu 8/18, 9:00AM in Room 184, Graduate Program, Electricity & Magnetism preliminary exam


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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