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Chris Moroney
February 8, 2021

Chris Moroney

Please welcome the new PAIS Facilities Operations Manager, Chris Moroney.  Chris moved into Gary Harrison's position, starting today. 

Chris will be responsible for physical plant and mainte…


March 15, 2021

LWA award

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made an award to UNM and Long Island University for the project: A CPU/GPU Pipeline Framework for High Throughput Data Acquisition and Analysis. This award c…

March 1, 2021

Center for High Tech Materials

The QU-REACH Program is the first ten-week summer undergraduate research program run by the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) located on UNM’s Main Albuquerque campus.

The program wil…


May 12, 2021

Gary Harrison

June 2021 -- This year several of our staff took long-deserved retirements. We already miss Sandra Ortiz, Gary Harrison, and Tom Hess very much. They have been fixtures in the department for decades!

Narayanan Wins Award
May 12, 2021

The Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest and highest-energy particle collider and the largest machine in the world

The Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest and highest-energy particle collider and the largest machine in the world

P&A graduate student Easwar Narayanan has been selected for this year's Sigm…


June 7, 2021

Convocation video

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented us from getting together for our usual convocation ceremony for the second year in a row.

So, like last year, we made a video to mark the occasion.

Hear about highligh…


Faculty Promotions
July 19, 2021

Faculty promotions

Victor Acosta and Alejandro Manjavacas Promoted to Associate Professor; Mark Morgan-Tracy Promoted to Principal Lecturer

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is proud to announce that Victor Acost…

Shipley Wins Truman Award
July 15, 2021

Truman award

Gabe Shipley

Our alumnus Gabriel "Gabe" Shipley, who received a B.A. in Physics and Astrophysics in 2015, was awarded the 2022 Truman Fellowship from the Sandia National Lab. Truman Fellows conduct …




REU Applications Now Open
October 25, 2021

REU group


2023 Summer REU at UNM's Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Sciences

The UNM Physics and Astronomy REU program will not run in summer 2024. We hope to offer opportunities for summer re…

Zier Joins CQuIC
October 5, 2021

Dwight Zier

The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) welcomes the new Program Director, Dwight Zier.  Dwight will help lead CQuIC into the future with the newly awarded National Science Foundat…



Morrison Wins Staff Award
December 15, 2021

Julie Morrison

We are very excited that our Department Administrator, Julie Morrison, was chosen as one of the winners of the 2021 Gerald May Outstanding Staff Awards by the UNM Staff Council.

Julie has done tremend…