News and Colloquium

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  Photo by Dr. Harald Edens

Use this page to read about recent news and important events in the NMT Physics Department, and find announcements of upcoming colloquia on a variety of physics topics.


  • Upcoming department seminar by Alison Peck from NSF, "NSF Facilities for Physics Research", on April 28 at 4 pm. More details below.
  • The New Mexico Tech Physics Department has been ranked 39th by College Factual out of 263 schools for Physics! Read more about it here. 

Department Colloquium 

Time: Thursday 4/28 at 4:00 pm Mountain Standard Time
Venue: Workman 101

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 910 9027 6373
Passcode: 437401

NSF Facilities for Physics Research

The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) consists of the Divisions of Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics, as well as the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities.  Most of the facilities in MPS are in Astronomy and Physics.  The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) operates facilities in Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Polar Programs, and Ocean Sciences.  Although these are separate Directorates, there is quite a bit of overlap in research areas, and we work together to provide access to scientists in all related fields.   In this talk, I will give a very quick overview of some of the diverse facilities that NSF funds in Astronomy, Physics and Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences.