Officers

2018 – 2019 Officers

President: Hichem Bouchamaoui

Hometown: Tunis, Tunisia (Pioneer School of Ariana)

Favorite physics topic: Particle physics

Favorite physics joke/pick up line: What’s the difference between a quantum mechanic and an auto mechanic? The quantum mechanic can get his car in the garage without opening the door

Favorite physicist: Richard Feynman

Future goals: Make CMS great again

Physics Phamily: Top Quark


Vice President: Steve Kim

Hometown: Cresskill, New Jersey (Cresskill High School)

Favorite physics topic: Experimental Condensed Matter, Biophysics & Photonics

Favorite physics joke/pick up line: Did you swallow a magnet, because you’re attractive

Favorite physicist: Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, Carl Friedrich Gauss & Albert Einstein

Future goals: Become Elon Musk

Physics Phamily: Charm Quark


Secretary: Suparna Samavedham

Hometown: Singapore, Singapore (Singapore American School)

Favorite physics topic: Astrophysics & Econophysics

Favorite physics joke/pick up line: What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole

Favorite physicist: C. V. Raman

Future goals: Learn everything and go everywhere

Physics Phamily: Higgs


Demo Officer: Pranai Basani

Hometown: Hyderabad, India (Oakridge International School)

Favorite physics topic: Relativity

Favorite physics joke/pick up line: Where does bad light end up? In a prism

Favorite physicist: Richard Feynman, Emmy Noether and Paul Dirac

Future goals: Find a theory of everything and compose a song

Physics Phamily: Neutrino


Outreach Officer: Sheila Sagear

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois (Marian Central Catholic High School)

Favorite physics topic: Exoplanets

Favorite physics joke/pick up line: My love for you is like the gravitational force – weak and I don’t know where it comes from

Favorite physicist: Edwin Hubble

Future goals: To do lots of science and drink lots of wine

Physics Phamily: Currently on study aborad at CERN


SPS Liaison: Annalies Kleyheeg

Hometown: Franklin, Wisconsin (Franklin High School)

Favorite physics topic: Electromagnetism

Favorite physics joke/pick up line: I wish I were your derivative so I could lie tangent to your curves

Favorite physicist: Carl Friedrich Gauss & Nikola Tesla

Future goals: Survive graduate school and drink tea on every continent

Physics Phamily: Currently on study aborad at CERN

For a tribute to our past leaders, check out our page dedicated to previous officers.

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