News from the Chair

New Astronomy and Physics professor will continue cosmic microwave background research at UNM

Darcy Barron

One of our two new faculty members, Darcy Barron, was the first highlight in August from Advance at UNM, an NSF project to recruit, retain and promote women and minority STEM faculty.

Barron's area of interest within cosmology includes the measurement of the cosmic microwave background (CMB).

"Surveys of the faint CMB polarization signal will provide detailed maps of the distribution of matter in the Universe, and could give new insight into the earliest inflationary period immediately after the Big Bang," Barron said.

See the article here: STEM Shoutout: Darcy Barron

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