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We are Visibility in Physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an organization that aims to provide resources, advice, and an encouraging social atmosphere for underrepresented minorities and allies in the field of physics. We welcome physics majors, minors, and enthusiasts to our club!

Our weekly meetings are TBA, X:XX-Y:YYpm in Phillips 277. For more information, please email one of the presidents or, join our Facebook group, check out our Google Calendar, or sign-up for the ‘uncwip’ listserv on the board outside of Phillips 245!

Visibility in Physics Board


Xiao-Ming Porter (they/he)

Major: Physics B.S. and Math B.A.

Research Interests: PDEs, relativity


Hey y’all I’m Xiao-Ming, I’m from Cary NC. This club is super important to me and I want to build a welcoming environment for everyone here in physics! Some non-physics things I enjoy include: playing the electric guitar, learning Chinese, performing Shakespeare, and petting birds.”



Sarah Vickers (she/her)

Major: Physics B.S. & Math B.A.

Research Interests: neutrino physics, particle physics


“Hi everyone, I’m Sarah, and I’m from Winchester, KY. I like running, terrible reality tv, and being part of ViP! I’m on the club climbing and taekwondo teams here at UNC, and I’m also an ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Research, so feel free to ask me about any of those things!


Vice President

Abbey Dunnigan (she/her)

Major: Astrophysics (BS)

Research Interests: Galaxy environments and evolution, planetary interiors


Hi! My name is Abbey and I’m from Greenville, NC. I enjoy reading (especially sci-fi books), cooking, spending time outside, and I love all things space related. Outside of physics I play the trumpet in the marching band! Feel free to email me if you have questions about anything!”



Halona Dantes (she/her)

Major: Physics B.S. and Mathematics B.A.

Research Interests: Biological physics, Chemical physics


“Hi, I’m Halona and I’m from Fayetteville, NC. Before coming to Fayetteville three years ago, I lived in the Middle East. I love reading, writing poetry, and spending time in the arboretum. I’m excited to meet y’all. Feel free to email me or come up to me with questions!



Nathnael Kahassai (he/him)

Major: Astrophysics B.S.

Research Interests: Astronomical Instrumentation, Quasars


Hey, my name is Nathnael and I’m from Kansas City, MO. I love traveling, watching old sci-fi movies, and good barbeque. I own five telescopes and love to take photos of other galaxies and nebulas in the night sky. Feel free to ask me any questions about ViP or any of those things!


Social Chair

Stephen Snare (he/him)

Major: Physics B.S. and Math B.A.

Research Interests: Particle physics


Hey everyone! My name is Stephen Snare, and I am the social chair for ViP for the 2022-2023 school year. I love hiking and listening to/playing music and I also love talking about/learning about physics and math. I hope to get to know all of you throughout the school year, so please feel free to come up to me and introduce yourself! You can often find me doing work in the SPS room in Phillips hall so if you see me, come say hi!!”


Outreach Coordinator

Abe Zukerman (he/him)

Major: Physics B.S.

Minor: Biology

Research Interests: Radiology and Imaging


“Hi! My name is Abe from Wilmington, NC. I like playing basketball, running, and reading.