Society News

Sep 28 2015

2015 Google Science Fair winner Pranav Sivakumar, an aspiring young astrophysicist and member of SPS from Illinois, is the first-ever repeat Google Science Fair Global Finalist. His algorithm to search for gravitationally lensed quasars earned him the Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award, top honors for a project in space and physics.

Sep 25 2015

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is all about helping undergraduate students develop professionally outside of the classroom. Thus when the SPS National Council met in September, not only was the group working to shape the future of the society, it was also real-time professional development for the student members of the Council who were being immersed in leadership and communications activities.

SPS summer interns and national office staff on the steps of the American Center for Physics.

Sep 14 2015

The twelve 2015 Society of Physics Students interns will have very interesting answers when asked what they did this summer. A summary of their project outcomes alone is staggering.

Daniel Golombek's El Telescopio de las Estrellas: El Hubble y los Enormes Observatorios del Siglo XXI (The Telescope of the Stars: Hubble and the Huge Observatories of the 21st Century)

Jun 8 2015

The Hubble Space Telescope’s discoveries over the last 25 years have revolutionized our understanding (actually our ignorance) of the cosmos and forced the rewriting of the astronomy textbooks.

Dr. Randy Booker honored as 2014 SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor

Apr 16 2015

In what has become an annual tradition, SPS presented the Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award at the AAPT 2015 Winter Meeting. Randy Booker of the University of North Carolina at Asheville was the distinguished 2014 recipient.