Our Mission

Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics, to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels, to promote an attitude of service, and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. Election is a lifelong membership and includes a once-year complimentary membership in the Society of Physics Students (SPS).

Sigma Pi Sigma is an organization of the American Institute of Physics, and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Founded in 1921, there are more than 90,000 historical members. 

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Radiations Spring 2017Spring 2017

PhysCon attendees gaze upon artwork displayed in the SLAC VUE Center. Artist John Zaklikowski created Stanford Vacuum Chamber with stainless steel, brass, more than 70 feet of copper tubing, 200 vacuum tubes, 18 security cameras, and hundreds of computer components and hi-tech devices in juxtaposition with everyday objects. The tour of SLAC turned out to be one of the highlights of PhysCon 2016. Photo courtesy of Ken Cole

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Spotlight on Hidden Physicists

Like research, filmmaking is an incredibly collaborative effort involving many people. Knowing how to work with others to achieve a single goal is something I learned while being a part of physics collaborations. The ultimate goal is different, but the ins and outs of managing and connecting with people are very much the same.

Ian Harnarine

Filmmaker and Adjunct Faculty

New York University