Welcome to the Rutgers University Society of Physics Students (RU-SPS) website. We aim to satisfy all of your physics-related needs! To see our upcoming events, go to the events page. Prospective students should head to the Study Physics at RU page, and current students can find study guides and advice about research, scholarships, and graduate school at the resources and advice pages. Information about becoming an SPS member can be found at our members page and the current officers of RU-SPS (along with their e-mail addresses) are located at the officers page. Join us on facebook to keep up with our latest events!
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or would like us to outreach to your highschool, feel free to email us at RutgersSPS@gmail.com.
4/23/2015: We will be hosting our first ever trivia night. Check our events page for more details.
4/7/2015: Professor Michael Gershenson will give a talk entitled, “Superconducting Elements for Quantum Computing.” Check our events page for the talk abstract.
2/11/2015: Professor Saurabh Jha will give a talk entitled, “Surveying the Universe with Supernovae.”Check our events page for the talk abstract.
12/2/2014: Two graduate students, Savvas Kyriacou and Daniel Brennan will deliver a talk entitled “Stealth Super Symmetry at 13 TeV Ideas and Tools” and “Energy Extraction from a Black Hole: Penrose Process” respectively. Check our events page for the talk abstracts.
11/21/2014: SPS will be hosting a free BBQ for the department. We’ll be located between Serin and the Physics Lecture Hall. Feel free to stop by any time between noon and 3 PM for free hamburgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs!
11/04/2014: Professor Matthew Buckley will give a talk entitled “Dark Matter at Colliders.” Check our events page for the talk abstract.
10/23/2014: Professor Chuck Keeton will give a talk entitled “A Ray of Light in a Sea of Dark Matter.” Check our events page for the talk abstract.
10/14/2014: We’ll be having our fourth Physics GRE Review Session at 8:00 PM in Serin 401.
10/7/2014: We’ll be having our third Physics GRE Review Session at 8:00 PM in Serin 401.
9/30/2014: We’ll be having our second Physics GRE Review Session at 8:00 PM in Serin 401.
9/23/2014: Professor Jack Hughes will give a talk entitled “On the Trail of the Most Massive Galaxy Clusters in the Universe.” Check our events page for the talk abstract.
9/16/2014: We’ll be having our first Physics GRE Review Session at 8:00 PM in Serin 401.
9/11/2014: Our first meeting of semester is “Particle Fever” movie night followed by a question and answer panel.
4/29/2014: Our final talk of the semester will be from three outstanding undergraduates, David Osterman, Asher Wasserman and Taylor Smith, and they will share their research with us along with advice for getting a research position. Join us Tuesday, April 29th at 8:30 PM in Serin 401! As always, free pizza and soda will be served! Check our events page for each undergraduate’s abstract.
4/18/2014: Join us for our semesterly BBQ! Free hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and drinks for all, all right outside the Physics Lecture Hall! We need volunteers to help us set up the morning of. Send us a brief email if you are available to help us!
4/09/2014: Our third faculty talk of the semester will be given by Professor Eva Andrei from the experimental condensed matter group. The talk will be about her current work with the graphene. As always, free pizza and soda will be served! Check our events page for the abstract.
3/29/2014: SPS is co-sponsoring Rutgers University SciFest! Come out to the Life Sciences building this Saturday for a free, all day science festival fully stocked with live professional chemistry and physics demo shows, sidewalk demonstrations, a keynote speaker, an astronomy night, along with a buffet lunch, snacks later on and pizza in the evening. The event kicks off at 12:00 PM noon. Check out the SciFest website for the itinerary, directions and more information.
3/27/2014: Our second faculty talk of the semester will be given by Professor Eva Halkiadakis from the high energy experimental department. The talk will be about her work with the LHC at CERN, and what results we can expect in the future. As always, free pizza and soda will be served! Check our events page for the abstract.
3/6/2014: Our first faculty talk of the semester will be given by Professor Kalelkar this Thursday at 8:00 PM. He will speak about the career opportunities available to physics majors, specifically those related to academia. If you’re considering a major in physics, be sure to attend! As always, free pizza and soda will be served! Check our events page for more information about his talk.