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About - What is PhysCon?

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At SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s KIPAC Visualization Lab, an anticipated tour stop at PhysCon 2016, visitors watch 3-D movies that explain the history of the universe, from the birth of the first stars to the formation of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. Image courtesy of SLAC . 

Image: At SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s KIPAC Visualization Lab, a PhysCon 2016 tour destination, visitors watch 3-D movies that explain the history of the universe, from the birth of the first stars to the formation of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. Image courtesy of SLAC .


Spend a packed weekend making new connections, interacting with scientists and distinguished speakers, debating common concerns for the physics community and society, and visiting iconic scientific venues.

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The 2019 Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Congress (PhysCon) brings together physics students, alumni, and faculty members for three days of frontier physics, interactive professional development workshops, and networking. It is the largest gathering of undergraduate physics students in the world! Hosted by Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society, anyone interested in physics is invited to attend.

PhysCon 2019 will be a cutting-edge, life-changing meeting where participants will be immersed in theme “Making Waves & Breaking Boundaries.” This meeting happens just once every four years, and presents unique opportunities for attendees to:

  • Bond with fellow physics students from across the United States and beyond.
  • Explore graduate programs, summer research opportunities, and career options.
  • Be inspired by renowned physicists and tours of labs at the forefront of science and technology.
  • Grow professionally through workshops on communication, inclusion, and leadership.
  • Expand their understanding of physics and its variety of applications.
  • Present their research to fellow students, potential graduate school advisors, and potential employers.

PhysCon 2019 is being planned for up to 1,500 students of physics and astronomy,  mentors, alumni and renowned scientists. Providence, RI will be hosting us for this life-changing experience, as we explore how we all have the capacity to Make Waves & Break Boundaries.  

Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center  &  Headquarter Hotel: Omni Providence

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