I am pleased to invite you to the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress, hosted by Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society.
This meeting will take place in Orlando, FL, and will center on the theme Connecting Worlds Through Science & Service. Undergraduates, practicing physicists, and physics alumni from a broad spectrum of career paths will gather together to address the interconnectivity of the modern world and what it means to science.
The Congress will feature talks by distinguished scientists such as Dr. John Mather, Physics Nobel Laureate; Freeman Dyson, acclaimed scientist and author; Dr. John Grunsfeld, astronaut and former chief scientist of NASA; Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, world-class astrophysicist known for discovering pulsars, and many more. You will be able to participate in breakout sessions to discuss issues important to scientific citizenship. In addition, the Congress will include tours of the nearby NASA Kennedy Space Center, a celebration of art and science, and mingling and networking.
It isn’t too early to start planning your trip to Congress! Last time we had over 600 students and we’re hoping to surpass that this year, so please plan early. This packet includes all the information you need to get started: Congress Highlights, Art Contest & Display Announcement, Planning & Fundraising Resources, Chapter Reporter Award Announcement, and the Poster Session Announcement.
As it becomes available, more information will be posted on the this website. Registration opens in May.
See you in November 2012!
Chair, 2012 Congress Committee