SPS News Alerts

Spring 2020 First Meeting

Welcome back after the holidays! The first SPS meeting will take place on Friday, January 17th at 12:00pm in the Adam's Room (NS 104).

We will have snacks, news, and other fun events so please join us then!

PhysCon 2019 - Providence, RI

The 2019 Physics Conference took place in Providence, RI from November 14-16th with over 1,200 SPS members from across the country in attendance. Eight SPS undergraduates represented UofL at the event where they enjoyed tours of Harvard University, Brown University, and the Naval Submarine Base New London as well various workshops, plenaries, and a career fair.

Of note were talks given by Sandeep Giri, Dr. John Mather, and Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Links to the slides of these talks will listed here as they become available. Two of our members, Shawn and Wade, also presented posters and discussed their research with other SPS members from across the country.

The next PhysCon will take place October 28-30, 2021 and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sigma Pi Sigma's creation. Save the date!

UofL warns about eclipse glasses sold by student group Thursday, Aug. 17

UofL students, faculty and staff who purchased eclipse viewing glasses from the Society of Physics Students should be aware that UofL cannot guarantee some of the glasses sold meet ISO safety standards. Additionally, the company supplying them is not on the list of companies cited by the American Astronomical Society. The glasses in question, pictured below, are printed with an American flag pattern (red and white stripes on the front of the glasses) and have a three-line disclaimer written on the inside of one of the arms. In an abundance of caution, the university warns that these glasses may not be effective in protecting your eyes. Call the Society of Physics Students at (502) 296-2378 for information on obtaining a refund.

SPS Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

Our local Society of Physics Students chapter is holding a viewing event for the upcoming Great Americal Total Solar Eclipse. It's a social event, made for anyone to come down, hang out, and see the eclipse. Although, no food and drink will be provided by the Society of Physics Students. Instead, there are nearby restaurants and convienience stores. The event will go from 10 AM to 2 PM at Mike Miller Park, next to the Land Between the Lakes. Come, hang out, and relax with us as we get ready to see this great natural phenomenon!

Here's a link to where Mike Miller Park is: https://goo.gl/maps/bLndCSFB6HM2

SPS Eclipse Viewing Party at Mike Miller Park - details see SPS facebook page

SPS hopes to see you there!

The SPS Eclipse 2017 page will contain updated information.

Merchandise Check out this sweet merchandise from last season! Shirts are $15 and hoodies are $25. You can pre-order through this google doc: SPS Shirt Order Form. Or email an SPS officer for more information. The google doc link also has a mock up of the designs. Both shirt and hoodie will be a dark grey/charcoal color.

November Trip to the 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon) in San Francisco was great!

Fourteen SPS Undergrads and Grad students traveled to San Francisco in the beginning of November to attend the SPS Quadrennial Physics Congress. We had a great time, check out our facebook for pictures



To join the University of Louisville Society of Physics Students, attend a meeting (Fridays at 12pm, NS104), or contact one of our officers.

Dues are $15 per semester, or $30 per year. If you are a member of SPS National, the price is reduced to $10 per semester, or $18 per year.