We are PhysSoc - The University of Nottingham's physics society. We're one of the largest and most active societies at UoN and the biggest and most active physics society in the UK. We aim to make sure your time here in Nottingham is the best it can possibly be by running a huge range of events, projects (like the recent launch of our space-balloon), trips (local and international), skills sessions, socials, rocket building and launching, sports teams, telescope training sessions, public outreach, careers & employability events, and more.
You can see what we've got coming up and what we did last year here.
To keep up to date with eveything PhysSoc you can follow our social media pages or contact us here:
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/NottinghamPhysSoc
Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/physsoc.nottingham
Twitter @PhysSocNotts: www.twitter.com/PhysSocNotts
A wide range of socials will take place this year to give you a chance to get away from your studies and relax with your fellow physicists. From bar crawls to boat parties, films nights to club nights, a trip to a big indoor play area with the year ending on a whole department end of term BBQ.
More info about all events can be found on the PhysSoc Nottingham facebook page. To make sure you're always invited to our events add the PhysSoc nottingham account as a friend.
PhysSoc will give you the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting physics projects and facilities around the world. We will be continuing to run our award winning annual 3-day trip to CERN in Geneva at Easter.
The CERN trip will run around the 11th April 2013 with one day spent visiting one of the most talked about places in the world of physics and another day looking around one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. After being voted Best University Trip by the Students Union in 2009, it’s definitely a trip not to miss out on!
PhysSoc will also be running a number of day and weekend trips throughout the year as well as a possible trip to Amsterdam to visit ESTEC.
Sport has been one of the society’s greatest successes in recent years and we hope this year won’t be any different. We will be running football and rugby again as they have proved to be hugely popular among our members in the past two years, but we will also be participating in netball, tennis and squash for the first time this year in order to get more members involved in sport. If none of those sports take your fancy, feel free to suggest to the committee any sports you’d like to see the society do and we will try and generate enough interest in order to start up a team. Playing sport for PhysSoc not only makes sure you get some exercise but it also a great way to make friends from other years which is very useful if you’re struggling with some work and need to ask someone who has been there and done it. If you are interested in playing for our wonderfull sports teams please join the appropriate Facebook groups:
Racket Sports: http://www.facebook.com/groups/287010164741388/
If you have always been a keen star gazer or you would like to learn more about astronomy then PhysSoc is here to help. We will be organising a number of events throughout the year where we will be observing astronomical events with the naked eye or with the School of Physics telescope. We will be providing free training sessions on how to use the telescope and details of these training sessions will be available later this year. Once you have been telescope trained you are able to use the undergraduate telescopes in your own time.
A number of lecturers from the School of Physics and outside speakers will be giving a variety of talks throughout the year on a wide range of physics topics and how they became involved in the work they do. Over the past year we have enjoyed lectures on nanotechnology, working in academia and ultra-cold atoms. As an added bonus, we always provide free beer and donuts after each lecture.