There are a number of Physics resources outside Princeton
that aren't immediately visible to us in the Bubble. In
general, a good place to look is on the many boards in
Jadwin; they often have posters from conferences,
international internships and opportunities. Some of these,
and other interesting things to do, have been collected
here. If you spot anything that a physics major might want
to conceivably go to or participate in, please send them in
to be submitted here!
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SPS and APS
It's good to become a member of at least APS (American
Physical Society); they send you emails about what's going
on in the physics world and have resources, conferences and
interesting links in their emails. And best of all,
membership is free for a year for students, check it out here.
They also send you copies of Physics Today, which you can
feel virtuous and physics-y about getting in your mailbox
(and never reading?).
SPS (Society of Physics Students, under APS), sends out more
undergrad-oriented emails and events, but membership
costs $20 per year and they send you another copy of Physics
Current Events (from
SPS and APS)
- Future of Physics Meeting,
for undergraduates, at the annual March/April meetings
of APS. February
27 and 28, Boston MA. Present your research
(abstract deadline November 9th for March Meeting,
January 6th for April Meeting) and meet physicists from
other universities. Travel grants are available and
registration is free, and you get a Tshirt if you
preregister. Which brings us to:
- Future of Physics Tshirt
contest. Contest theme this year is "Careers in
Physics" and the deadline is November 14th, 2011.
Pi Sigma Undergraduate Research Award. You could win
fame and fortune (cash grant up to $2500) for our
chapter (PSPS) by suggesting a project that can be
undertaken by a group from PSPS. (Prof. Groth
suggested a CubeSat experiment, let us know if you're
interested in this!) The deadline to submit proposals is
15th November every year.
W. White Awards are made to Society of Physics
Students Chapters "to support projects designed to
promote interest in physics among students and the
general public." The awards are of $300, and the
proposal is due 15th November as well. Let us know if
you have a fantastic outreach idea (examples here)!
AIP Industrial Physics Forum: SPS members
interested in Sustainable Energy: The AVS Science and
Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
Society will be meeting in Nashville, TN, Monday - 31
October - 4 November 2011.
- Other SPS awards and opportunities here.
Colloquiums, Conferences, Undergrad Journals
Undergrad Journals are a good way of getting familiar with
the peer review process. If you have an interesting JP or
just a summer project that you want to submit, check out
- Princeton Physics Colloquiums are always interesting
and right here in Jadwin. It's insane not to go! Next
Week: Tom Lubensky, "On the Verge of Mechanical
Instability", Thursday 27th October at 4:30 PM. Check
out the rest of the events, including the Condensed
Matter, Biophysics, Stat. Mech. and high energy theory
seminar series at the physics website.
- International Conference of Physics Students, in
Utrecht, the Netherlands, on August 4-10, 2012. Details
available at the SPS website.
- Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics (JURP) would probably
be the highest ranked (if people ranked undergrad
- Journal of Young Investigators (JYI)
- The Journal of Undergraduate Sciences (JUS) published
by the Harvard Science Center.
- There are many others, look here
for one that fits your research.
- Remember to sign up on the Particle Data Group
website for your (free!) Particle Data Booklet, the
physicist's equivalent of a pocket protractor! They also
send you a pocket diary, since you have two pockets and
physicists like symmetry.
- Princeton has many scholarships available to science
majors, check them out here.
- Princeton science playwriting contest.
They just staged the awesome plays that won last year,
check back for the deadline for next year.
- Physics is very well suited to Princeton's
International Internship Program (IIP) and
two things that might be really helpful if you want to
go check out, say CERN, or work in labs in other
countries. You can also email psps or our mentors; many of our majors
have done internships abroad.
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