Society of Physics Students

sps logo

The Society of Physics Students (SPS)  is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics. Besides physics majors, our members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other fields.

Emory's chapter of SPS welcomes all students with an interest in physics and physical science. SPS holds regularly-scheduled meetings in the department where members can exchange ideas and get to know one another as well as faculty and staff. The setting is relaxing and informal.  Dr. Justin Burton is The Society of Physics Students advisor and can be reached at (404) 727-4297 or

SPS provides an excellent forum for learning about research opportunities in the department as well as broader topics in the field.

2018 - 2019 Officers

President: Mia Morrell
Vice President: Justin Y.J. Burton
Treasurer: Luka Pierce
Internal Affairs Chair: Michael Wu
Demo Advisor:  Ishan Saran
Demo Chair: Diego J.G. Hernandez
Community Outreach Chairs: Leon Tare & Olivia Boyd
Alumni Chair: Jennifer McGuire


Benefits of SPS National Membership

Members of SPS host several Physics Department events such as Physics Night and the Annual Spring Picnic, as well as game nights, outreach, and study sessions for final exams. All physics majors and minors are encouraged to join SPS.

If you are an Emory Student

  • The SPS Faculty Advisor is Dr. Justin Burton. Please contact him for information about joining and the date of the next meeting.
  • For up-to-the minute information on SPS meetings and events, please go to the Learnlink Conference ("Society for Physics Students"). This is an open forum for all members.
  • If you are interested in membership to the national SPS, visit their web site at