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Fall 2020 weekly meetings: Thursdays, 8p-9p EST. Email our President, Giovani Leone ( to get the Zoom link!


For more information…

  • Contact our President: Giovani Leone (
  • Find us on facebook.
  • Join the listserv ‘uncsps’.
    • Email our Secretary, Tyler Kay (, to be added.

Physics Foundations Seminar

The Physics Foundation Seminar (PFS) is a student-led seminar series that covers concepts that are important to doing well in the physics major but are not necessarily covered extensively in the curriculum. Examples of such topics include differential equations, linear algebra, and programming. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend!


SPS Executive Board





Giovani Leone

  • Physics B.S.
  • Class of 2022
  • Research Interests: Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • “Feel free to call me Gio! Hailing from Leland, NC, I enjoy jazz (I play trumpet and piano), music composition, learning languages (parlo italiano, aber mein Deutsch ist schlecht), and coffee. I also love traveling, meeting new people, and exploring cultures. I am excited to meet everyone and learn about your interests!”





Izzy Ford

  • Computer Science B.S., Physics B.A., Hispanic Studies Minor
  • Class of 2021
  • Research Interests: 2D Electrides
  • “I am from West Palm Beach, FL, and this is my fourth year with SPS! I love singing, dancing, chocolate, and learning new things. Outside of SPS I am a COMP 110 UTA and the Co-President of ViP. I’m excited to help give back to SPS this year to continue to build this amazing community of UNC physics students.”





Austin Blitstein

  • Physics B.S., Mathematics B.S. (Applied), Chemistry Minor
  • Class of 2022
  • Research Interests: Computational Quantum Matter and Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogs
  • “I’m from Cornelius, NC and am entering my third year with SPS!  In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing/exercising, playing games with friends (such as chess), watching anime, and just solving problems/puzzles in general.  Feel free to reach out, and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone better through my time on the exec board!”





Event Coordinator

Room Manager


Tyler Kay

  • Physics B.S., Philosophy B.A.
  • Class of 2022
  • Research Interests: Medical Physics and Imaging Techniques
  • “Hello there! I’m Tyler and I’m from Huntersville, North Carolina. I enjoy reading philosophy books, playing video games, listening to music, and going on walks outdoors (as long as there isn’t too much pollen outside). I really enjoy trying new foods from all different cultures and I believe cultural diversity is an important part of what makes us human. I’m also a huge fan of Star Wars and a plethora of Nintendo games, so if you ever want to talk about those (or anything really), I’d be more than happy to chat!”










Megan Pramojaney

  • Physics B.S., Creative Writing Minor, Applied Sciences and Engineering Minor
  • Class of 2023
  • “I’m from Cary, NC. I enjoy writing poetry and prose (mostly in a poetry phase at the moment) and making some origami from time to time. Feel free to drop me a line if you’ve got any questions – I’d be happy to help!”













Nathaniel Badgett

  • Astrophysics B.S.
  • Class of 2022
  • Research Interests: Nuclear and Computational Physics
  • “Hello! My name is Nathaniel and I am a Junior here at UNC. I’m an Astrophysics Major and I’m Interested in Nuclear and Computational Physics.
    The only thing more polished than my glasses is my head!”