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UNM is opening virtual doors to its plant collections

Hidden among the shelves and cabinets of natural history collections lie thousands of preserved plant specimens that represent the diverse flora of our planet. Scientists and researchers physically access these collections around the world in order to...

Unlocking the secrets of disease progression

Throughout her academic career, Lina Cui has always been interested in the chemistry of disease in the human body. Now, as a University of New Mexico Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cui is using her knowledge and expertise to learn more about how diseases progress and how we can stop them.

UNM alumnus returns with new education study

Returning Lobo researches native Spanish speaking elementary students struggling with math problem solving

UNM scientist pursues ultrafast laser technology to increase network speeds tenfold

A project to develop new ultrafast laser transmitter technology at The University of New Mexico is expected to have a revolutionary impact on the physics of semiconductor lasers, with potential applications that could result in ten times the speed of current fiber optic networks.

Grant funds political activism study at UNM

A new, National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is allowing researchers at The University of New Mexico to study how people are responding to the current political environment in the United States.

Earlier this spring, the NSF awarded UNM Political Science Professor Lonna Rae Atkeson a one year, $30,000 grant to research, “RAPID: Emotion Regulation, Attitudes, and the Consequences for Political Behavior in a Polarized Political Environment.” (NSF Award 1743846).

“Rarely do higher education faculty get awarded a timely grant,” Atkeson said. “But this funding comes at a time when it is particularly interesting to see how emotions are contributing to the political conversation.”

Groundbreaking discovery confirms existence of orbiting super massive black holes

For the first time ever, astronomers at The University of New Mexico say they’ve been able to observe and measure the orbital motion between two super massive black holes hundreds of millions of light years from Earth.

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