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SPS holds elections

In the words of the great Chaucer, “all good things must come to an end.” And so it is that time of the year where the responsibilities and duties of SPS exec changes hands, and a new generation of leaders and thinkers steps into their roles. Yesterday SPS held elections for the open positions of

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SPS hosts Hoxton lecture speaker, William Bialek

Every semester UVA invites a guest speaker to give a lecture on grounds as part of the Annual Llewellyn G. Hoxton Lecture series. This year, UVA hosted William Bialek from Princeton for the 46th annual edition of the series. SPS was pleased to host prof. Bialek who addressed the students and talked to about his work and the future

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SPS studies abroad!

This week, UVA’s own Martine gave a short presentation about studying abroad as a physics major. Since the physics major requires so many coursers, and the fact the courses need to be taken in sequence, studying abroad can be a little bit tricky. Luckily Martine had the opportunity to study abroad in Scotland as an

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SPS venture into the wild

Whats better than going on a hike with your friends when its freezing? Going on a hike with your friends when its freezing, but with SPS, coffee, and donuts! We got together in the freezing cold and decided to go for a walk/hike through Ragged Mountain Nature Area with duck donuts and coffee. We had

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SPS is back in biz

We hope that everyone had a good break and SPS welcomes you back to another exciting semester here at UVA. Today was the first meeting of 2018! We hosted the colloquium speaker Sho Yaida from Duke University who talked to us about his research in soft matter physics. We also had an open discussion about

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Sigma Pi Sigma research symposium

This month was the annual Sigma Pi Sigma research symposium, and we want to give special thanks to everyone who came out! Students had the opportunity to share what awesome research they have been working, and there was some great food to snack on. We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding

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Medical physics at VCU

Last week we hosted the director of the medical physics graduate program at VCU where he talked about their graduate program. He advertised why medical physics is an interesting discipline to study and some of the benefits including the job market and career paths. He also expressed the fact that they have accepted several UVA

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SPS spooky Grill and Chill

Last week SPS hosted a “Spooky” Grill and Chill in front of the physics building.  We invited all physics majors and faculty to come enjoy good food and the great weather. We cooked burgers and hot dogs on the grill with plenty of other snacks. Because the weather was so great, we had badminton, giant Jenga, and Frisbees. Thanks to everyone who

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