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Aaron Zimmerman, '08, Re-visits the Department
February 8, 2020

L-R: Professor 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 Zimm…


Brady Spears Wins Undergraduate Fellowship
March 4, 2020


Brady Spears

Brady Spears (BS Physics with EPS concentration, graduating this May) has been awarded a Harry and Mabel F. Leonard Fellowship.

Brady's Senior Honors thesis explores a joint inversion of…



Graduating Class of 2020
May 10, 2020

By Dilys Ruan, '20


This class has seen a great change in scenery within the past years.

First, many of us began our studies in the gritty halls of Regener.

Then, we migrated over to PandA and …


Convocation 2020 Video Celebration
June 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented us from getting together for our usual convocation ceremony this year.

So instead, we decided to make a video to mark the occasion.

Hear about highlights of …



Gruzdev Wins Competitive Newton Award
August 5, 2020


Vitaly Gruzdev

Research Associate Professor Vitaly Gruzdev was awarded a prestigious Newton Award from the Department of Defense. These awards were given out for transformative ideas during the Covi…


P&A Welcomes New Faculty Member Chakraborty
September 1, 2020


Tonmoy Chakraborty

Starting this August, Dr. Tonmoy Chakraborty will join the Department of Physics and Astronomy as an assistant professor.

Tonmoy comes to UNM from University of Texas Southwestern …




Carlton Caves Receives Micius Quantum Prize 2020
December 11, 2020

Micius prize

Department of Physics and Astronomy research professor one of three recognized internationally

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Carlton Caves, and founding Director of CQuIC, is a recipient of the pr…

Cyr-Racine Reviews Book by Nobel Prize Winner Peebles
December 1, 2020

Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine

Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine earned his Ph.D. in physics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He was a W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at the California…