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  1. New SPS Board 2014-15

    At our meeting on Friday 4/4 (which was not announced here because I had tech trouble), SPS elected its new officers for the upcoming academic year. They are:

    • President - Vittorio Loprinzo
    • VP - Joseph Cleary
    • Outreach - Carolyn Ortega
    • Technology - Ben Rosser
    • Secretary - Lauren Aldoroty
    • Treasurer - Julia Chavarry

    I'm looking forward to a second term as President, and to taking the club to new places with the new board!

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  2. Meeting 3/28

    I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break!

    Thanks to our webmaster, Ben, I can now post announcements here, so you should begin to see them fairly regularly. Check back often!

    Our next meeting will be Friday 3/28, at 4:00pm in Bloomberg 462. As you may know, a team of physicists last week announced that they've detected evidence of gravitational waves. This is kind of a big deal, so we've got Professor Marc Kamionkowski coming to our meeting to give a talk on the subject. He's been all over the news lately, since this experimental evidence supports many of his theories. This talk should be right on the cutting edge of physics, so please attend!

    Also, just an aside: SPS went on a department-funded trip to California last week to visit some national labs. We went to SLAC, LBL, and many interesting sites around the San Francisco area. If you attended the trip, please gather your photos and receipts and bring them to the meeting!

    -Vittorio L.

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  3. Friday 3/7 Meeting

    We are meeting tomorrow! Vittorio says:

    First off, our next meeting will be tomorrow, Friday 3/7, at 4pm in Bloomberg 462. I know I said Professor Reich would be coming to give a talk, but he can’t make it, so instead, Professor Mihai Tohaneanu of the math department will be coming to give a talk. It should be interesting - his research focuses primarily, to my understanding, on mathematical black holes, and I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say. Please attend, as he’s a PHA guest!

    He also says:

    Next up, our Physics Fair is coming up soon-ish (it’s during Spring Fair), and the people organizing it would like volunteers to sign up as soon as possible! I really expect every SPS member to pitch in - this is a huge effort by the department every year and we’re always a major part of it.

    So, sign up! Look at the jobs spreadsheets to see what kinds of jobs there are; if you don't have any idea what you want to do, write 'anything'.

    Ben Rosser

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  4. Welcome to the new site!

    Welcome to the new SPS website!

    This is all currently a work in progress, as you might be able to tell, and is liable to change drastically as people yell at me and tell me to fix things.

    All of the content from the old site has been ported over, however, so I think we're good to go!

    Also, for anyone actually reading this, let me plug our new IRC channel, #jhusps (see this page for details). Come join us (or, rather, me, because I'm the only one there at the moment).

    Stuff we will ideally have eventually:

    • A calendar system under the Meetings section that actually works
    • A page on the history of our chapter
    • Announcements (for meetings, primarily) on the front page
    • More information about the office and what we have there
    • A member list of some sort or another

    Ben Rosser

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