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

Prof. Mafi Elected 2018 Optical Society of America Fellow

Arash Mafi
Arash Mafi

Congratulations to our colleague Prof. Arash Mafi. He was elected as a Fellow of The Optical Society of America.

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light.

Please see the announcement.

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 10/20, 3:30PM in Room 125, Professor John Schwarz, String Theory

Other Events:

Tue 10/17, 2:00PM in Room 190, Dr. Kate Brown (Physics Department, The Non-Hermitian Dirac Equation and its Solutions

Wed 10/18, 4:00PM in Room 190, Roger Melko, Machine Learning the Many-Body Problem


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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