Support the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Thank you for your interest in supporting the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy.

The UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy and its various Centers and Institutes conduct research across a broad spectrum, including several interdisciplinary efforts. Its research is funded by many of the well-known national agencies. Faculty members collaborate extensively with colleagues from other academic institutions around the world, as well as with national labs and local industries. The department maintains a large graduate student program, and offers its undergraduate majors research opportunities as well.

Your private financial support is vital to increased access and opportunity for students; innovative research; new and improved technologies, equipment and facilities; and recruitment and retention of faculty who make UNM one of the best research institutions in some of the subfields of physics & astronomy.

There are many ways to support our mission. We have a variety of funds to which you can donate.

Department of Physics and Astronomy Funds

Eoin E. Gray Memorial in Physics

Our annual prize for the best graduating senior

Mae German Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Room

More information about this is forthcoming

Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science Support Fund (PAÍS)

Support science happening in the PAÍS building

Physics & Astronomy Chairman's Fund

By supporting the Physics & Astronomy Chair's Fund, you'll be offering the department the flexibility to address its most immediate or unexpected needs

Astronomy Program Fund

Support our Campus Observatory

Planning for a New Campus Observatory

We're planning to replace the existing campus observatory with a new, state-of-the-art facility

Support Undergraduate Research in Physics & Astronomy and Student Success – SURPASS

Our endowment fund to promote undergraduate student research

New Campus Observatory Construction

Once we have decided on the new location and the design, construction on the campus observatory will commence

Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) Funds

Carlton M. Caves CQuIC Scholarship Fund

Established to honor Prof. Carl Caves, a fund to support students in Quantum Information Science

CQuIC SQuInT Annual Event Fund

This meeting brings together the broad community of researchers in Quantum Information Science, including experimental physicists, theorists, and computer scientists

CQuIC Workshops Fund

Support events that showcase Quantum Information Science in the department

We Accept Checks!

Here's how to give by check for any of these funds.

If you are interested in other funding opportunities for the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy, please contact Yolanda Dominguez. Her email is and her phone number is 505-277-3194.

Thank You, Donors!

Corrections or questions may be directed to Jennifer Benitez at in the Arts and Sciences Development office.