The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts its third annual UNM Physics Day on Saturday, April 13. The undergraduate research conference and open house is organized by students for students.

The conference, which begins at 9 a.m. with a welcome and opening remarks, features oral and poster presentations by undergraduate students, tours of the Campus Observatory and different research labs, and the Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC), as well as an awards ceremony for the best oral and poster presentations.

Greg Taylor, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, presents a plenary talk at 9:15 a.m. Taylor’s research involves radio astronomy where he is part of UNM's research group spearheading the Long Wavelength Array (LWA), which explores the universe to make crucial measurements of supernova remnants, gamma-ray bursts, active galaxies and clusters of galaxies.

Oral presentations are scheduled for 9:45 to 11 a.m., while the second oral session is set for 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lab tours will be conducted from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A poster presentation will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. An awards ceremony and closing remarks are set for 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and nighttime sky observing at the campus observatory.

The Zone 16 meeting of the Society of Physics Students will also be held as part of the conference.

For additional details visit Program Schedule. The student registration deadline is March 30. To signup, visit Registration

Sponsors include IEEE, Rayburn Reaching Up Fund, Society of Physics Students and the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy.

For more information about the department, visit UNM Physics and Astronomy.