Upcoming Dates
  • 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
  • Aug 20: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 11–Oct 12: Fall Break
News from the Chair

Sally Seidel Discusses Research

Professor Sally Seidel
Professor Sally Seidel

A Q&A with Sally C. Seidel, University of New Mexico’s Collider Physics Group faculty member and a collaborator on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider housed at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland.

The ATLAS experiment focuses on activity involving massive particles and was part of the effort to discover of the Higgs boson in 2012.

Seidel’s research focuses on improving the understanding of heavy quark bound states, which in turn can help to elucidate the strong force, one of the four fundamental forces of nature. Her group also works on developing particle-tracking detectors.

News from the Chair

CQuIC Recognized by the National Science Foundation

CQuIC recognized at the NSFAkimasa Miyake working with a CQuIC graduate student. (Ivan Deutsch & Carlton Caves pictured in background)

James Kurose, NSF Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering called out CQuIC for special mention recently at a House Subcommittee hearing on Quantum Technology.

News from the Chair

Alumni part of Nobel-prize winning team

Robert Ward
Robert Ward

Did you hear that the 2017 Nobel prize in physics was for gravity wave detection? Our own alumnus and Albuquerque native Robert Ward is a Research Fellow on the team that made the discovery!

See the article from the UNM Newsroom and the UNM Alumni magazine article.


Upcoming Events


Fri 12/1, 3:30PM in Room 125, Keir Neumann, TBA

Other Events:

Tue 11/21, 2:00PM in Room 190, Dr. Kate Brown (Physics Department, Non-Hermitian Variations on the Quantum Mechanical Harmonic Oscillator, including Hofstadter's 'Cocoon'

Wed 11/22, 4:00PM in Room 190, Jacob Bridgeman, Anomalies and entanglement renormalization


Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science building

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


Summer REU Program!

Javascript apps

Beginning in 2018, a ten-week summer research program in diverse areas of physics and astronomy


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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