PhysCon 2012 Wrap-Up

We’re baaaaa-aaaack!  And PhysCon was a blast!

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell speaks at PhysCon 2012

We met hundreds of amazing physics students (very much like yourself, probably) at the Grand Caribe Convention Center in Orlando last weekend.  We listened to presentations by some amazingly accomplished physics and astronomy folks — people who worked on discovering cosmic background radiation (yes indeed, that’s a link to the Nobel Prize website), radio pulsars, the Higgs Boson, who strapped on a space shuttle and fixed the Hubble with their bare hands (well, almost bare), who have made names for themselves in quantum field theory, gas giants, tomography, and other major scientific advances like CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.

GradschoolShopper’s home at PhysCon

And no, we are not just talking about Sheldon Cooper.

Most importantly, of course, we challenged everyone to solve our GradschoolShopper Anagram Challenge for a chance to win a supercool Wi-Fi detecting t-shirt.  Winners were announced at the closing dinner.

Still curious what the answer is?  Tweet or Facebook us to find out!  Or you could ask our winners…

And stay tuned to this space for cool updates, good tools, and expert advice for students like you!



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Advice to Students

The first year of grad school is really hard. Instead of spending time thinking about whether or not you should be in Grad School, spend that time doing your homework. Then after your first year you can think about whether you really want to be there. — Kendra Redmond, Program Coordinator and Assistant Editor, Society of Physics Students, Podcast Episode #1

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