The Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently attained official status as a student organization. The club meets every Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Putnam Science Center’s room 375 and is open to anyone interested in any area of physics, including astronomy, meteorology, electronics, optics, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics. Uninteresting math will be kept to a minimum.*
Club president Jacob Cheverie stressed that the club is open to everyone, not just physics students. “You can learn about things you may be interested in, if you want to understand it on a deeper level. Ultimately, everything comes down to physics,” he said. The club’s discussions, field trips, and films are intended for the generally curious.
“This semester we’ve been inviting people to attend to watch videos such as those produced by Nova, that appeal to mass general audience, or to discuss concepts such as Stephen Hawking’s quantum cosmology that people are interested in, but might find a bit intimidating,” explained Physics Lab Assistant Thomas Maguire.
On Monday April 7th at 7pm in The Mabel Brown Room, SPS will cosponsor the first in a series of screenings called Science on Screen. An episode of the brand new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with Neil deGrasse Tyson will be shown with a discussion to follow.