The UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy is preparing for its first in-person Physics Day in two years. UNM Physics Day 2022 will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature a variety of events including poster presentations, a plenary talk and research lab tours. It will be held for the first time in the Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Science (PAIS) Building.

Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy majors are invited to present research talks and/or posters. There will be awards for the best oral and poster presentations. Registration is free, sign up here.

In addition to the poster presentations, Professor Keith Lidke will give a plenary talk on fluorescence microscopy, one of the best techniques currently available to study the distribution and dynamics of cellular components in living or intact cells.

Lidke’s research focuses on developing new optical techniques that are able to probe cellular structure and dynamics at or close to the molecular scale and to apply these techniques to specific biological and biophysical questions. 

The registration deadline is Thursday, April 14. There will be free coffee, lunch, and dinner for all attendees. For program and registration information, visit UNM Physics Day 2022.