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  • May 13: Spring Semester ends
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News from the Chair

Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Undergraduate Research
L-R: Robert Reyna, Zachary Castillo, and Christian Roberts. Not shown: Jeremy Metzner, Austin Vaitkus

The following undergraduates have been awarded College of Arts & Sciences and Physics & Astronomy research grants:

  • Zachary Castillo (Viability of integrating Op-Amps for event detection in TPCs; Advisor: D. Loomba)
  • Jeremy Metzner (Characterization of metal deposited by laser ablation; Funding: A&S and Physics and Astronomy; Advisor: P. Schwoebel)
  • Robert Reyna (Application of diodes to measure charged particle beam characteristics; Funding: A&S and Physics and Astronomy; Advisor: S. Seidel)
  • Christian Roberts (Two channel fluorescence correlation with evanescent illumination; Advisor: J. Thomas)
  • Austin Vaitkus (Effects of CS_2 and SF_6 on diffusion rates of low-energy recoil tracks in TPCs; Advisor: D. Loomba)

News from the Chair Dr. Allahverdi

Rouzbeh Allahverdi Chosen for APS Journal Award

Congratulations to Rouzbeh Allahverdi, winner of the 2017 Physical Review Outstanding Referee Award.

This lifetime award, instituted in 2008, recognizes scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in APS journals.

Read more about this award and previous recipients.


Upcoming Events


Fri 3/3, 4:00PM in Room 125, Yanbei Chen, TBA

Other Events:

Tue 3/7, 2:00PM in Room 190, Shashank Shalgar (LANL), TBA

Thu 3/9, 11:00AM in Room 103, Dr. Peter Schwindt of Sandia National Laboratories, OSE - CQuIC Seminars


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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