Physics & Astronomy at University of New Mexico


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Address:  800 Yale Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM
Phone:  (505)277-2616
Fax:  (505)277-1520
Chair: Dr. Bernd Bassalleck
General Department Info
  Bachelors Masters Doctorate
Staff & Student
Nobels: 1
Faculty: 35

  Staff: 17
Post Docs: 11

  Grads: 98
Under Grads: 167

  Optical Sciences and Physics (with concentrations in astrophysics, atomic physics, cosmic radiation, general relativity, infrared astronomy, high and intermediate energy physics, laser physics, medical physics, molecular physics, nonlinear optics, nuclear physics, particle physics, quantum optics, radio astronomy, scattering theory, solar energy physics, and space physics)
Facilities:  Centers and Institutes: Center for Advanced Studies; Consortium of the Americas for Interdisciplinary Science; Center for High Technology Materials; DYNAMX; Institute for Astrophysics; New Mexico Center for Particle Physics; UNM/NSF Center for Micro-Engineered Ceramics. The University of New Mexico was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Research Center which is unique in the sense that it combines researchers from two Universities (University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech), and two National Laboratories (Los Alamos and Sandia) to perform collaborative research on the chemistry and physics of ceramics. Another $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program funds a project entitled

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