Week of November 6th, 2023

Hello Everyone! We hope you’re all doing well going into the final stretch of the semester! This Monday from 5:30 to 6:30pm in SSB G1.310, SPS will host Dr. Nick Hunter-Jones, an Assistant Professor of Physics and Computer Science here at UT Austin. Dr. Hunter-Jones’ research is focused on quantum information theory, quantum computing, and quantum many-body physics.

Please note, below announcements we’ve begun to include some opportunities for physics students to consider.


  • SPS now has official membership requirements. Attend two or more meetings or SPS events this academic year in order to be a 2023-24 SPS member. Membership begins by filling out this google form!
  • Tuesday at 5:30pm in PMA 15.216B, ASA will meet as usual.
  • Thursday at 6:00pm in PMA 15.216B, GMiP will meet as usual.
  • Friday at 11:30am in the Student Union, SPS will host “phlunch” for SPS members to socialize and grab a bite to eat.
  • The final Pizza Seminar of the semester will be November 7th, presented by Dr. Adam Drobot at 5pm in PMA 6.104.
  • The seventh Physics Colloquium of the semester will be November 8th, presented by 2022 Nobel Laureate Dr. John F. Clauser in Physics at 4pm in PMA 4.102.


  • Learning Assistant Applications are now open! Please refer to Dr. Perry’s announcement on the Physics Undergraduates Canvas course for more details.
  • Summer REU’s are opening up! “Research Experiences for Undergraduates” (REU) are great for gaining research experience, especially if you’re interested in graduate school. They involve doing research under some professor at another school for about 10 weeks of the summer. These are largely targeted at rising juniors and seniors. If you are currently a sophomore or junior, its a great idea to start looking for schools now so you can begin applying over Thanksgiving and Winter Break. REU’s can be confusing, so please be sure to ask questions at meetings or in the discord! Here is the list of REU’s for physics.
  • DREAM – Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program (AAPM)
    • “DREAM” is a 10 week summer program designed to increase the number of women and racially underrepresented groups in medical physics. Click here for more information.
  • Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program (AAPM)
    • 10-week summer program designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate university students to gain experience in medical physics. Click here for more information.

There are way too many opportunities for physics students to list here. We encourage you to spend time looking for those that interest you as we continue to highlight some here. Here‘s a decent looking starting point :)

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