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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

Allahverdi Co-Organized and Chaired "Beyond the WIMP Paradigm" Mini-Workshop at Mainz Institute of Theoretical Physics

Rouzbeh Allahverdi

Congratulations to Prof. Rouzbeh Allahverdi on organizing the "Exploring the Energy Ladder of the Universe" workshop this summer in Germany.

28 particle physicists and cosmologists discussed fundamental questions and the existence of new energy scales in the early universe.

Please read the full article.


Upcoming Events


Fri 9/30, 4:00PM in Room 125, AndrĂ© de GouvĂȘa Northwestern University, The Brave nu World

Other Events:

Thu 9/29, 2:00PM in Room 190, Rachel Hock-Mysliwiec (AFRL), Solar Flares in the Extreme Ultraviolet

Thu 9/29, 3:30PM in Room 190, John Bollinger, Quantum simulation experiments with 2D arrays of hundreds of trapped ions (1)


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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