We are the undergraduate Physics organization on campus. The Society of Physics Students has both an academic and social purpose. Academically, we hope to help physics students learn about physics opportunities here at Cornell and about career and academic paths after graduation. We also hope to be a venue for students interested in physics to get to know one another and get involved in potential outreach projects. Anyone who is interested in physics is welcome and encouraged to join. There are no membership fees or dues. To join, simply come to events and activities sponsered by SPS! You can learn more about what we did over the 2011-2012 school year by reading our annual report.
A great way to stay up to date on SPS events, please consider joining our email listserve. To join the Society of Physcis Students Listserve, send an email to
Please put the word "join" with no quotes in the body and no subject. Another aspect of SPS is the undergraduate physics lounge, Rockefeller B2 (Click here for more information). This room is a great place to do physics (or math) problem sets by yourself or in groups! B2 requires card access. To obtain card access, please send an email to Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, NET-ID and Cornell ID Number (of course please specify in the email that you are requesting card access to B2 through SPS!).
See below for our activities and other relevant events
One of our goals for the fall semester is to have regular activities. If you have any suggestions, please let us know! Also, please feel free to utilize the Undergraduate Physics Lounge as it has several great resources for doing problem sets (computers with internet, wireless, whiteboard, other undergrads!)
The physics graduate students have challenged the undergraduates of the SPS to several physics problems! Click here for a new challenge!!! See below for some of the past challenges (additionaly, check out more here). You can also find the Kapitza problems here. If you have any good problems that we can give the grad students, please let us know!
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