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News from the Chair

Physics and Astronomy Hosts 2015 Annual Open House
Research Assistant Professor Alexander Albrecht explains surface physics to visiting high school students

Over 100 local high school students, parents, and teachers visited the Physics and Astronomy department on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Despite the inclement weather, visitors were able to tour any of eight research stations as well as view a number of demonstrations of exciting physics principles.

See the article and video from the UNM Newsroom.

Research Highlights

Satomi Sugaya's paper featured in World Biomedical Frontiers
Satomi Sugaya and V.M. Kenkre
Satomi Sugaya's recent paper, written in collaboration with her thesis advisor V. M. Kenkre and published in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, has been selected to be featured in the coming issue of World Biomedical Frontiers, "because of its innovation and potential for significant impact". Their work is founded in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and has resulted in a theory of how epidemics spread.

Read more.


Upcoming Events



Fri 12/4, 4:00PM in Room 125, Rafael Piestun University of Colorado, TBA

Other Events

Mon 11/30, 10:00AM in Room 101, Dr. Martin Richardson, Fundamentals of laser interaction with water droplets

Tue 12/1, 2:00PM in Room 190, Randy Lafler (UNM), TBA