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  • Mar 10–Mar 16: Spring Break
  • May 11: Spring Semester ends
  • Jun 3: Summer Semester begins
  • Jul 27: Summer Semester ends
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Chair: Wolfgang Rudolph

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News from the Chair

UNM Society of Physics Students Chapter receives Outstanding Chapter Award

The UNM Society of Physics students at the Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society in October 2018

UNM's Society of Physics Students Chapter received the Outstanding Chapter Award for 2017-18 from American Institute of Physics. A big Thank You to Chapter Historian Ivey Davis, who put together the report that led to the award. Congratulations to the group!

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.


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, Quantum Communication with Coherent States of Light

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


Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science building

A digital rendering of what the Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science center will look like

UNM celebrated PAÍS with a beam raising ceremony on October 17, 2018. The facility will be complete by fall 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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