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Hijas Farook Wins ATLAS Award
January 5, 2023

Hijas Farook

Graduate Student Hijas Farook has been awarded a fellowship from the ATLAS Center to conduct research in particle physics instrumentation and education at the Brookhaven National Laboratory for 6 mont…


Qu-REACH Applications Open
February 2, 2023


QU-REACH - Quantum Undergraduate Research Experience at the Center for High Technology Materials (UNM)

Quantum Technology harnesses the unique features of quantum mechanical systems for devices that …




Jordan Hernandez at NCUR
May 17, 2023

Jordan Hernandez

UNM Physics major Jordan Hernandez presented a talk entitled Development of silicon tracking detectors for particle physics experiments at the 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR2…

Physics Day 2023
May 15, 2023

Physics Day 2023

On Saturday, April 15, the Department of Physics and Astronomy held UNM Physics Day 2023, an undergraduate research conference and open house event organized by students for students that included a …


Yvonne Munoz
June 30, 2023

Yvonne Munoz

Please join us in welcoming Yvonne Muñoz, the Department of Physics and Astronomy's new Fiscal and Administrative Tech. Yvonne will be handling purchase requests, travel requests, reimbursement r…

Ciarra Johnson
June 30, 2023

Ciarra Johnson
Our new Accountant 2, Ciarra Johnson, comes to us from Kentucky! She obtained her bachelor's degree in business administration, with a major in accounting and a minor in risk management & insurance, f…

Becerra Lab
June 9, 2023

Grad student Sudhan Bhadade

Grad student Sudhan Bhadade working on the cold-atom experimental platform in the Quantum Optics laboratory at UNM

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Francisco Elohim Becerra has been award…

May 17, 2023

Long Wavelength Array

Astronomers in the UNM Physics and Astronomy department have partnered with National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) to organize two special sessions at the American Astronomical Society's semi-an…


Faculty Promotions
July 1, 2023

Drs. Deutsch, Dowell, Roy

Congratulations to our faculty who have been promoted or passed milestone reviews. What a lot of advancement this year!


NIH R35 Award
August 23, 2023

Chakraborty Lab

Tonmoy Chakraborty, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of New Mexico, has received a five-year, $1.82 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Maxi…


Long Wavelength Array Field Trip
September 16, 2023

LWA Field Trip

Distinguished Professor Greg Taylor escorted a group of UNM and Hillsdale College undergraduates to build new antennas at the Long Wavelength Array -- North Arm

In collaboration with physics students…


Grant Block
October 17, 2023

Grant Block

Physics and Astronomy graduate student Grant Block and Professor Mousumi Roy, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, have a paper Pressurizing magma within heterogene…

Annular Eclipse
October 14, 2023

Annular eclipse

UNM hosted the 2023 Annular Enchanted Eclipse viewing party on Saturday, October 14th at Johnson field. Over 3,800 pairs of eclipse viewers were distributed. The event had science talks, demonstratio…


November 27, 2023

NASA FINESST Astrophysics

Dominic Oddo

Graduate student Dominic Oddo won a 3 year, $150,000 NASA Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) Astrophysics grant.

Unlike for other NASA grants,…


December 27, 2023

Green light in an optical table lab

The University of New Mexico recently announced its new Quantum Photonics and Quantum Technology (QPAQT) graduate program, made possible by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundatio…