News from the Chair

Aaron Zimmerman, Class of 2008, re-visits the Department

Doug Fields, Assistant Professor and UNM Alumnus Aaron Zimmerman ('08)
L-R: Professor Doug Fields, Assistant Professor and UNM Alumnus Aaron Zimmerman ('08)

It was our pleasure to host last week's colloquium speaker, one of our own alumni, Assistant Professor Aaron Zimmerman (2008) from U. Texas Austin.

Aaron delivered a series of wonderful talks, including a technical seminar on Thursday and a colloquium on Friday in his area of expertise -- the burgeoning field of Gravitational Wave Astronomy.

On Saturday morning he delivered an outreach lecture on Gravity Waves to an audience of undergraduate P&A majors, engineering majors, and area high school students.

The program ended with a fantastic discussion of the science behind the movie "Interstellar".

Thank you for coming back to visit, Dr. Zimmerman!

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