What We Do
Photon is the undergraduate physics organization at Boston University which was named Outstanding SPS Chapter for 2007-2008. We meet every Friday at 5pm and do a variety of activities and events. We kick off each year with the Demo Show after the undergraduate reception for the new freshmen. We have also taken part in organizing the physics department’s annual pumpkin drop. We attend the Women in Physics Conference as well as the Society of Physics Students Zone 1 Conference (hosting it ourselves in 2009). We hold talks by professors in a variety of research fields including but not limited to biophysics, astronomy, statistical mechanics, and particle physics as well as talks given on the research done by some of our very own members! We also do an Outreach program at middle schools in the Boston area as well as tours of the MIT fusion labs. We hold trips to the Boston Museum of Science. Besides playing with physics demos and watching physics movies and holding a physics olympics, in the past we have also build radios from scratch and are currently working on a Foucault Pendulum.
If there is something you would like to see, let us know! Feel free to drop by and relax after a long hard week!