Upcoming Dates
  • Aug 16: Astro Prelim 9-noon, rm 184
  • Aug 17: Elect. & Magnetism Prelim, 9-noon, rm 184
  • Aug 17: Thermo/Stat Mech Prelim, 2-5 pm rm 184
  • Aug 18: Classical Mech. Prelim, 2-5 pm, rm 184
  • Aug 18: Quantum Mech. Prelim 9-noon, rm 184
  • Aug 21: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 12–Oct 13: Fall Break
  • Dec 16: Fall Semester ends
News from the Chair

Acosta receives prestigious Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation award

Victor Acosta
Victor Acosta

Congratulations to Victor Acosta, UNM Physics & Astronomy assistant professor and CHTM faculty member, upon receiving a Beckman Young Investigators Award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for his research project,“Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy on a Diamond Chip.” The award is in the amount of $750,000 and will begin September 1, 2017, distributed over four years.

See the full article from the Center for High Technology Materials website.

News from the Chair

The Great American Eclipse of 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental U.S. for the first time in almost 40 years. Remarkably, the total eclipse will ONLY be visible in the U.S. and no other country.

In Albuquerque, the coverage of the Sun will be 73%. The eclipse will start at 10:21 am, peak at 11:45 am, and complete at 1:13 pm.

The UNM Campus Observatory will be open 9:30 am-2 pm that day. Read more.


Upcoming Events


Fri 8/25, 3:30PM in Room 125, Robert Ward, Measuring Storms In Space-Time: Astronomy With Gravitational Radiation

Other Events:

Fri 8/18, 11:00AM in Room 103, Alexander V. Kildishev Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University, Designing Spaces for Light

Mon 8/21, 11:00AM in PA Observatory, , Solar Eclipse


Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science center

A digital rendering of what the future Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science center may look like

A new facility will help UNM researchers and students change the world

New Mexicans approved a General Obligation Bond C package. The facility could be completed by 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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