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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You want to be at a school where you’re going to be happy, because this will facilitate your ability to finish your degree. Choose locations and programs that offer a work-life balance in order to maximize your potential for success. — Crystal Bailey, Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society, Podcast Episode #2

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