Upcoming Dates
  • Jun 1: Summer Session Begins
  • Jul 4: Independence Day
  • Jul 25: Summer Session Ends
  • Aug 17: Fall Semester Begins
  • Sep 7: Labor Day
  • Oct 8–Oct 9: Fall Break
  • Nov 26–Nov 27: Thanksgiving
  • Dec 12: Fall Semester Ends
News from the Chair

Dr. Seidel Wins Fulbright Senior Scholar Award
Sally Seidel
Sally Seidel has been selected for a 2015-2016 U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant to Sri Lanka. During her residence at the University of Colombo, she will teach graduate and undergraduate physics, consult on curriculum and contemporary teaching techniques, and develop a book on related topics.

Learn more about Dr. Seidel.

News from the Chair

Mark Morgan-Tracy Wins UNM Lecturer of the Year Award
Mark Morgan-Tracy
Congratulations to Mark Morgan-Tracy (again). He won UNM's Lecturer of the Year Award. Well deserved, Mark.

Read the article.

News from the Chair

Greg Ottino Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Greg OttinoSophomore physics major Greg Ottino has been selected as one of four New Mexico recipients of the 2015 Goldwater Scholarship. He is the first UNM student to receive the scholarship since 2009.

The Goldwater Scholarship is a merit award set up by Congress in 1986 in honor of the late Senator Barry M. Goldwater. Available to science, math, or engineering undergraduate majors, the Goldwater provides up to $7,500 for each of the remaining years of study.

Greg's career goal is to achieve a PhD in Physics with an emphasis on experimental high energy and nuclear physics, and afterwards conduct research as a university faculty member.

Congratulations Greg! Read the article here


Upcoming Events



Fri 9/11, 4:00PM in Room 125, Mark Trodden (University of Pennsylvania), Pushing Einstein's Boundaries: Gravitational Approaches to the Challenges of Modern Cosmology

Other Events:

Fri 5/29, 1:30PM in Room 190, Prof. Jiajia Dong Bucknell University, Modeling protein synthesis using the asymmetric exclusion process

Thu 6/4, 1:00PM in Room 190, Munik Shrestha, Statistics of Epidemics in Networks by Passing Messages