Welcome to UChicago SPS!
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We are a group of students pursuing studies, research, and a further understanding in the most fundamental science: physics. As the undergraduate students of one of the most prominent research institutions in the world, we seek to expand on our love of physics through events including faculty lectures, trips to national labs, research symposia, and breakfasts with colloquium speakers. And eat pizza.
presentation to see what the Society of Physics Students is all about. Created by Ariel Matalon ( President 2014-16). Meetings
Where: KPTC 206
When: Mondays, 6PM
What: Speakers, lectures, presentations and pizza!
We're proud of the research our SPS members have done over the summer! For more detailed descriptions, visit our Facebook page.
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