Let’s Celebrate! 100 Years of Momentum

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Let’s Celebrate! 100 Years of Momentum


 Kayla D. Stephens, SPS Assistant Director

Albert Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” This could have been a reference to Newton’s first law, a physics equation, or a more general statement about life. The 2022 Physics Congress is a very special event—not only will it be the largest gathering of undergraduate students in physics and astronomy—it will be a celebration! This year marks the 100th anniversary of Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society housed within SPS.

For SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma to be where they are today, someone had to move. Someone had to move to make society realize the value of having a professional organization catered to physics students. Someone had to move within this group for it to understand the importance of honor, encouragement, service, and fellowship. It was someone moving within the society that led SPS to take official actions supporting mental health, and diversity and inclusion within the physics community.

Once you start moving, momentum carries you forward—just like momentum has carried us into our 100th year. Take a moment to learn more about how we’ll be celebrating 100 Years of Momentum at the 2022 Physics Congress through plenary speakers, special centennial speakers, panels, workshops, tours, and more. We hope you’ll be there to celebrate the last 100 years and help us move into the next 100 years!

Thumbs up for physics! A closing photo from the 2019 Physics Congress. Photo courtesy of SPS National.

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