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Welcome to Stony Brook University’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students! The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a student association which encourages physics students (and other students interested in physics) to go beyond coursework and become an active member of the professional physics community. SPS operates within the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an umbrella organization for ten other professional science societies.

We are a tight-knit community of Stony Brook University students fiercely curious about the fundamental order of the universe and the structural nature of reality. Our members support each other through the arduous journey of successfully completing an undergraduate physics degree, and are actively mentored by accomplished faculty members and graduate students. Our organization is full of bright minds and unique personalities. If you are passionate about science and the scientific community, we encourage you to join our distinguished society. We hold weekly meetings and events to spread our love for physics with all who are interested.

Club meetings are held on Tuesdays at Physics P113 and begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise specified.

Itinerary, Fall 2018 (Subject to Change):

  • September 11th -- First General Body Meeting (GBM) at Harriman 137
  • September 18th -- Presentation about the physics major (Slides)
  • September 22nd -- SPS Barbeque (Contact E-Board in P-120 to sign up, sign ups end by Thursday)
  • September 25th -- Talk from members from Eden Figueroa's lab
  • October 02nd -- Study Session for midterms
  • October 09th -- Fall Break
  • October 16th -- Talk from Christopher Craddock, founder of Rocketstar
  • October 23rd -- Talk from Nils Feege, a research assistant professor at Stony Brook (Slides)
  • October 30th -- Halloween Party

To join the mailing list for weekly updates and reminders simply send us an email at

We look forward to seeing you at our meetings!

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