Upcoming Dates
  • 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
  • Jul 28: Summer Semester ends
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News from the Chair

Osinski wins DOE Funding at LANL

Grad student Jacek Osinski won U.S. Department of Energy Science Graduate Student Research funding for his project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Beyond the WIMP Miracle.

The program goal is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. Congratulations Jacek!

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 article from UNM Newsroom and the Center for High Technology Materials website.


Upcoming Events


Fri 9/29, 3:30PM in Room 125, Boris Kiefer, Shape the Future - Why Wait

Other Events:

Tue 9/26, 2:00PM in Room 190, Robert Lauer (UNM), Results form two years of gamma-ray observations with HAWC

Thu 9/28, 2:00PM in Room 190, Luke Hindson (University of Hertfordshire) , Results from the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA Survey


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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