Check out the latest in Scientific Student Publications from SPS and AIP!
- SPS Observer
- PhysCon 2012 Articles
- 2013-14 Information Handbook
Back to School!
In the Summer issue of The SPS Observer
, SPS goes "back to school" pulling resources from the SPS Information Handbook
to identify the top five tips for a great SPS year.
This issue also includes finding the best opportunities for graduate schools in physics, fundraising and outreach ideas, and explores the everyday worlds of emoticons and supermoons.
Read the Summer issue
2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress Articles
SPS Chapter reporters explore the full breadth and depth of PhysCon 2012 in this full-color publication.
The 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress, hosted by Sigma Pi Sigma, was held November 8-10, 2012 in Orlando, Fl.
Read the experiences of these articulate SPS reporters.
Read the Articles! | Look ahead to PhysCon 2016!
2013-14 SPS & Sigma Pi Sigma Information Handbook
SPS Chapter Leaders! All SPS Advisors were mailed the 2013-14 SPS & Sigma Pi Sigma Information Handbook and Flash Drive. The mailing went out in September 2013 and includes many useful resources for your chapter. Please take the time to review the opportunities for students and programs in your school. Check out the long list of individuals and groups who have taken advantage of making the SPS connection.
Read the Handbook! | Get Connected!
New Paper Published in JURP
Determination of a Correlation of Sunspot Number and 20.1 MHz Solar Radio Bursts
There are many phenomena about the Sun that scientists have yet to fully understand. Some of these questions involve the sunís magnetic field, sunspots, solar flares, and solar radio bursts. We know that due to differential rotation the magnetic fields get tangled and twisted resulting in sunspots. It is theorized that solar radio bursts are a result of solar flares accelerating charged particles in the magnetic field. These accelerated particles emit a wide variety of frequencies. Using a two dipole antenna and a Radio JOVE receiver kit, we obtained over two years of solar burst data at 20.1 MHz. Using these data, a graph was created comparing the visual sunspot number and 20.1 MHz solar burst data. Comparing this to 10.7 cm solar flux data, which is a result of the synchrotron mechanism, the cyclic nature seems identical. We then plotted the sunspot number versus 20.1 MHz radio bursts and found the coefficient of correlation to be 0.65. From this experimental result as well as the theory, we show that there is a relationship between sunspots and solar radio bursts.
|The SPS Observer
Each issue of The SPS Observer contains interesting feature articles, physics problems, society news, announcements, meeting information, and breaking news in physics and related sciences. It is published on paper and mailed three times per year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and published online once per year (Summer). Subscriptions are included with your annual SPS national membership dues.
The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics (JURP)
The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics (JURP) is a peer-reviewed, online journal of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society. JURP is devoted to archiving research conducted by undergraduate students in physics and its related fields, and is a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and information by undergraduate students. Papers in experimental physics, theoretical physics, or educational research in physics are welcome.
A one year subscriptions to Physics Today is included in your annual national membership dues. Physics Today, the flagship publication of The American Institute of Physics, is the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world. Physics Today Online (PTOL) extends the magazine's coverage with links to articles and news from around the web. PTOL also features an online research center, bringing together the latest articles from a growing number of online publishing platforms including Scitation and arXiv.
SPS & Sigma Pi Sigma Information Handbook
This annual publication provides local, regional and national contact information; program information; and procedures and forms for organizing and running SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma chapters, meetings and events.
Landing Your First Job: A Guide For Physics Students
If you've recently received your degree and are looking for the most complete and up-to-date information on career and employment opportunities, get Landing Your First Job: A Guide for Physics Students. The volume contains information on the job search, including cover letters, resume writing, interview preparation, and salary negotiation. It also includes the latest employment statistics and glimpses of physicists in the workplace. Landing Your First Job is designed exclusively for physics-educated individuals and represents a resource whose practical value is unparalleled. Written for Students and Recent Graduates in Physics.
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