It’s time for another movie night! At 8:30 tonight in Jefferson 250 we’ll be showing The Avengers! Relive one of the most fun superhero movies of the past several years (if you haven’t seen this already, you’ve made a terrible mistake), and get psyched for the sequel, Age of Ultron, on May 2. (We may even have an SPS outing for that, so stay tuned…) As usual, there will be a plethora of snacks.
Hope to see you there!
This Friday at 8:30 in Jefferson 250, we’ll be having another movie night! We’ll be showingThe Theory of Everything, which tells the story of Stephen and Jane Hawking: how they met at Cambridge, fell in love, and dealt with Stephen’s diagnosis during his revolutionary work on black holes. It’s been critically acclaimed as one of the best dramas of 2014, and should be a great time for all. Join us on Friday! There will be snacks.
Join us tomorrow at 8:00 PM in Jefferson 250 for the physics department’s annual puppet show. Hope to see you there!
Hey, you look like you’ve been shopping too many classes. Why don’t you celebrate and meet new freshmen at the
SPS Liquid Nitrogen Ice
This Saturday (September 7) 3-4
Physics Undergrad Lounge (Jefferson 251)
Voting has closed! The winning T-Shirt will be announced shortly.
Exciting times are coming for SPS. Tuesday, February 19th at 8PM, we will be holding our annual elections! There will be good food and good times. If you are interested in becoming a member of the executive board, please submit a brief paragraph declaring your interest, qualifications, and plans for next year to me (jbehrman@college) by Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11:59pm.
We will then email these statements out to the club so they can read them before the meeting. (Note we have combined the Treasurer position with the Event Coordinator position. If it interests you, be sure to apply!)
All members of SPS are eligible to apply for SPS board, whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, or junior!
Co-Presidents (2): Act as liaisons to the department, set agenda, oversee event planning.
Secretary: Take funny minutes at meetings, draft publicity emails, and keep everything in some semblance of organization
Event Coordinator: Point person for the planning and funding of events. Figures out what needs to get done with the rest of the board, then assigns tasks and organizes, following up to make sure everything gets done in time. Communicates with other clubs (like STAHR, MIT SPS, and the Engineering Society) to help planning process.
For those of you who haven’t been to our events yet, the Physics Journal Table, founded last fall, is sponsored by the Harvard Physics Department and the Harvard-Radcliffe Society for Physics Students (SPS). The table meets biweekly over dinner to discuss the latest physics research, introduce students to a wide range of physics topics and to hear presentations mostly by undergraduate students, and occasionally by graduate students, faculty, and others. All students, regardless of preparation or concentration, are welcome to attend, discuss, and present; we aim to make it a fun, laid-back learning and social experience. Last semester we had Christian Anderson presenting “measuring and manipulating individual quantum system” and Jo Behrman presenting “Marie Curie is haunting you: Women in Physics”.
Topics so far:
- Marie Curie is Haunting You: or, Why Aren’t There More Women in Physics? (Joanna Behrman)
- 2012 Physics Nobel Prize: Measuring and Manipulating Individual Quantum Systems (Christian Anderson)
If you are interested in presenting sometime this semester, by all means please let us know (SIGN UP HERE
). To present, don’t worry if you are not an expert in the field; all physics, applied physics, astrophysics, biophysics and other physical science topics are welcomed.
To help you brainstorm, we provide a list of cool topics you may consider:
- Quantum gas goes below absolute zero (link) - ABSOLUTE MUST!
- Large Hadron Collider (it’s still running? jk)
- blow to Supersymmetry (link)
- New type of matter (link)
- Graphene (ex. link) – there is so much hype going on around graphene in the physics world, so it would be great if someone could do an overview/summary of graphene.
- LED’s efficiency exceeds 100% (link)
- Tractor beam (link) – another catchy title
- Laser cooling of a semiconductor by 40K (link)
- Nuclear fusion (ex. link)
- layman string theory introduction
- Solar physics: The planetary hypothesis revived (link)
- or it can be ANYTHING: your research project/ some physics topic you are very enthusiastic about
Contact: Lili (lilijiang@college) or Sam (samuelkim@college)