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Interested in physics? Email our Secretary, Ravi Pitelka (, about joining the SPS mailing list!

Spring 2022 weekly meetings: Mondays, 5:30p-6:30p in Phillips Hall Room 277.

For more information…

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

Physics Foundations Seminar

The Physics Foundations 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 Outreach Committee

The SPS Select Committee on Outreach is a student-led initiative to bolster the SPS outreach effort and properly support the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s outreach initiatives. If you are interested in joining this committee, make sure to join the SPS mailing list and keep an eye out for committee position openings.

The SPS Constitution

The rules, rights, and guidelines of the Society of Physics Students.


SPS Executive Board


Vice President


Giovani Leone

  • Physics B.S.
  • Class of 2022
  • Research/Career Interests: Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics. Neutrinos and Fundamental Symmetries.
  • “Hi, all! Feel free to call me Gio! I am a senior from Leland, NC, who loves jazz, plays the trumpet and piano, composes music, enjoys learning languages (parlo italiano, und mein Deutsch ist schlecht, लेकिन मैं अभी हिंदी पढ़ रहा हूँ), and has a dear relationship with coffee. I also love to travel and meet new people! I am excited to meet everyone and learn about your interests!”
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Tyler Kay

  • Physics B.S., Philosophy B.A.
  • Class of 2022
  • Research/Career Interests: Medical Physics; planning to attend graduate school in medical physics to eventually become a certified medical physicist
  • “Hello there! My name is Tyler and I’m a senior from Huntersville, NC. I’m a laid-back guy who secretly stresses out about everything and loves music, video games, and walking outdoors. I really love trying new foods from a wide variety of cultures and believe our cultural diversity is what makes us human. If you ever want to talk about Star Wars, philosophy, or anything else, feel free to chat with me!”
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Ravi Pitelka

  • Physics, B.S., Mathematics, B.A.
  • Class of 2023
  • Research/Career Interests: Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • “Hello! My name is Ravi, and I am a junior from Chapel Hill, NC. I enjoy reading, playing video games, going for walks, and traveling. I love pets of all kinds and am always happy to show anyone pictures of my dog. Looking forward to meeting lots of new people this year!”
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Austin Blitstein

  • Physics B.S., Mathematics B.S. (Applied), Chemistry Minor
  • Class of 2022
  • Research/Career Interests: Computational Quantum Matter and Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogs
  • “I’m from Cornelius, NC, and am entering my fourth year with SPS! In my free time, I enjoy exercising, playing games with friends, 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!”
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Outreach Coordinator

Events Coordinator


Megan Pramojaney

  • Physics B.S., Creative Writing Minor, Applied Sciences and Engineering Minor
  • Class of 2023
  • Research/Career Interests: Instrumentation Design
  • “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!”
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Alex Stewart

  • Mathematics B.S., Physics B.S., Computer Science Minor
  • Class of 2022
  • Research/Career Interests: Particle Theory, String Theory, hope to become a professor of physics at a university someday
  • “Hi all, my name is Alex Stewart and my pronouns are they/them/theirs or he/him/his. I was born in Richmond VA, moved to Rochester MN, and then finally Winston-Salem NC where I spent most of my childhood. I enjoy reading horror movies and novels in my free time, and am very interested in film photography.”
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Room Manager


Stephen Schmidt

  • Physics B.S. (Astrophysics Option), Mathematics B.S.
  • Class of 2022
  • Research/Career Interests: Young stars, exoplanets, stellar evolution and populations
  • “I am from Raleigh, NC, and my pronouns are He/Him/His. I like playing tabletop RPGs and video games, cooking, and watching anime. Outside of class, I have helped out as a UTA for a lot of physics stuff, so I can help with almost anything physics, astronomy, or math-related.”
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