Upcoming Dates
  • Jul 29: Summer Semester ends
  • Aug 21: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 12–Oct 13: Fall Break
  • Dec 16: Fall Semester ends
  • Jan 15: Spring Semester begins
  • Mar 11–Mar 17: Spring Break
  • May 12: Spring Semester ends
  • Jun 4: Summer Semester begins
News from the Chair

Groundbreaking Discovery of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

Karishma BansalGrad student Karishma Bansal and Professor Greg Taylor observed and measured a supermassive black hole orbiting another 750 million light years away; media response overwhelming.

See the UNM Newsroom article and the KRQE broadcast. Coverage as far afield as India, New Zealand, and further beyond. See the original article Constraining the Orbit of the Supermassive Black Hole Binary 0402+379 in The Astrophysical Journal.

News from the Chair

Prof. Allahverdi Co-Organized XI International Conference On Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology

Rouzbeh AllahverdiThis conference was hosted by Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, TX on May 22-26, 2017. It involved more than 80 particle theorists, experimentalists, cosmologists, and observational astronomers. The talks addressed most recent experimental data, major theoretical models, the upcoming future experiments, and future possible experiments that are at the proposal stage. The conference also included student and public forums with Nobel Laureates David Gross and Adam Riess on May 23.


Upcoming Events


Fri 8/25, 3:30PM in Room 125, Robert Ward, TBA

Other Events:

Tue 8/1, 3:30PM in Room 190, Rick Mukherjee, TBA

Thu 8/3, 3:30PM in Room 190, Pablo Poggi, The role of complexity, chaos and non-Markovianity in controlled quantum dynamics


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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