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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.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 6th

Last General Body Meeting for the Semester: Graduating E-Board member Marc Russell will give a talk. Proceeding that will be elections for the opening PR position. The meeting will be held in P-120 at 7:00 pm.

Club meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in room P-120 of the Physics Building.

Itinerary, Fall 2016 (Subject to Change):

  • September 13th -- General Body Meeting (GBM)
  • September 20th -- Introduction to SPS
  • September 27th -- NO MEETING
  • October 4th -- Liquid Nitrogen Demonstration
  • October 11th -- Viewing of "Particle Fever"
  • October 18th -- Professor Talk: Nils Feege
  • October 25th -- General Body Meeting
  • November 1st -- Graduate Student Panel
  • November 8th -- Professor Talk: Eden Figueroa
  • November 15th -- Tour of the Van de Graaff
  • November 22nd -- NO MEETING
  • November 29th -- Professor Talk: Matthew Dawber
  • December 6th -- Final Meeting: GBM/talk & election for PR

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We look forward to seeing you at our meetings!

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