Upcoming Dates
  • Jul 28: Summer Semester ends
  • Aug 20: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 11–Oct 12: Fall Break
  • 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

Chair: Wolfgang Rudolph

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Graduate - Physics
Graduate - Optical Science and Engineering
News from the Chair

Greg Taylor Promoted to Distinguished Professor

Greg Taylor
Greg Taylor

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is proud to announce that Greg Taylor has been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor.

Dr. Taylor joined the UNM Physics and Astronomy faculty in 2005. His areas of research are Clusters of Galaxies, Active Galactic Nuclei, Jets, Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Radio Interferometry Techniques.

Congratulations, Dr. Taylor!

News from the Chair

Akimasa Miyake Promoted to Associate Professor

Akimasa Miyake
Akimasa Miyake

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is proud to announce that Akimasa Miyake has been promoted to Associate Professor.

His research focuses on Quantum Information, Quantum Computation, Quantum Many-Body Physics.

Congratulations to Akimasa on this well-deserved promotion. We wish him a long and successful career in our department.


Upcoming Events


Fri 8/24, 3:30PM in Room 125, Dr. Daniel Kasen,

Other Events:

Wed 7/25, 2:00PM in Room 190, Adrian K. Chapman, Localization and Scrambling of Quantum Information with Applications to Quantum Computation and Thermodynamics

Thu 8/23, 9:00AM in No Room Specified, Edik Rafailov Valery Donin Aline Maalouf Ching wei chen Peter Ossieur, International Conference on Laser, Optics and Photonics


Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science building

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

New center north of Yale and Central will foster collaboration between disciplines

The groundbreaking ceremony was held March 2018. The facility will 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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