Who are we?
The Society of Physics Students is a national organization sponsored by the American Institute of Physics. The University of Virginia chapter consists of about 25 undergraduate physics majors, other science majors, and engineering students.
Every Friday at 1pm, SPS hosts meetings featuring:
- Guest lecturers from across the country presenting cutting-edge research
- Laboratory tours
- Oscilliscope enrichment sessions
- Graduate school admission panels
- Research opportunity seminars
SPS: Emily Cubbage (President), Yash Shevde (Vice President), Andrew Hrusth (Treasurer), Gage DeZoort (Secretary)
Sigma Pi Sigma: Rob Mina (President), Brigid McDonald (Vice President)
Disclaimer: Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not apart of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization's contracts, acts or omissions.
Don't Miss The Sigma Pi Sigma Research Symposium on October 9th!
Come see your peers present their research and posters in the Newcomb South Meeting Room from 12-3. The event will be catered, and cash prizes will be awarded to the best presenters and posters.
UVa SPS Earns "Distinguished" Status:
The UVA Society of Physics Students chapter
was recently (2013/2014 AY and 2012/2013 AY) recognized as "distinguished,"" signifying that our chapter
is in the top 20% of the chapters in the country. The 2015
announcement email is here, and the letter of
congratulations 2014 can be seen here.
Our 2015 annual report is here, our 2014 annual report is here, and our 2013 annual report is here
Want to do some research?
For research projects, contact Craig Group (particle), Craig Dukes (particle), Nilanga Liyanage (nuclear, medical physics), Despina Louca (condensed matter), Dinko Pocanic (nuclear), Donald Day (nuclear), Cass Sackett (atomic), Blaine Norum (nuclear), Kent Paschke, Bob Hirosky, Joe Poon (condensed matter), Olivier Pfister, Stefan Baessler (nuclear), Bellave Shivaram, work study at the UVa Radiology Physics Dept.
Considering Graduate School?
Need help with coursework?
The Feynman Lectures: mechanics, radiation, heat, electromagnetism, matter, quantum mechanics
Michael Fowler's Notes: Galileo and Einstein, Modern Physics, Graduate Quantum Mechanics, gravity, fluids, waves, heat, misc. introductory physics topics
MIT Open Courseware: most MIT physics courses with lecture videos, worksheets, lecture notes
Paul's Online Math Notes: full course notes in calculus and differential equations
SPS President Emily Cubbage: erc9yg(at)virginia(dot)edu
Sigma Pi Sigma President Rob Mina: ram2aq(at)virginia(dot)edu