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Chair: Wolfgang Rudolph

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News from the Chair

CQuIC's New Director Ivan Deutsch Explains Second Quantum Revolution

At an exciting time in Quantum research, Regents' Professor Ivan Deutsch explains his vision for the Center for Quantum Information and Control as the new CQuIC director.

News from the Chair

PAÍS Beam Raising Ceremony

We celebrated another construction milestone on Wednesday, October 17, when officials hoisted a ceremonial beam to commemorate the completion of structural framing of the new Physics, Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) building.

When it opens in Fall 2019, PAÍS will be a state-of-the-art facility serving as a hub of innovation and research while providing space for students, faculty and staff to collaborate on many of the leading interdisciplinary issues. See the UNM Newsroom article.


Upcoming Events


Fri 1/18, 3:30PM in Room 125, Dr. Zachary D. Sharp, TBA

Other Events:

Thu 12/13, 3:30PM in Room 190, Norbert Lutkenhaus, TBA

Thu 4/4, 3:30PM in Room 190, K. Birgitta Whaley, TBA


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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