Society Spotlights: Nuclear and Particle Physics Society
Student experience 23rd January 2023
This week, the Nuclear and Particle Physics Society (NPPS) joins us on the blog as part of our Society Spotlights series.
Hi there, thank you for joining us on the blog! So, tell us a bit about the society and its aims.
Our aims are mainly to communicate our love for nuclear and particle physics. These fields are very strong here at the university, and most of our physics students are interested in them. Our goal as a society is to create a space that encourages them to go ahead with their passion, giving them interesting seminars, good career advice, and trips and socials to connect with other students while discovering more about the amazing world of nuclear and particle physics.
What are some of the highlights from the last year?
Last year some of our most interesting events included a guided trip to Jodrell Bank Observatory, a tour of the nuclear lab and some career events such as the PhD Q&A. We also had seminars by researchers in our department who are at the forefront of their fields in topics such as black holes, light to light scattering or even a panel on the physics department and what studying physics is like.
Who should join the NPPS?
I think that all physics students should join, we are for free!
You are never losing anything by being part of our community, and even if you are not pursuing a career in nuclear or particle physics you might be amazed by the beauty of the field and the very nice people that form part of our little community.
Where can people find you?
We are on Instagram @npps_uom, Facebook at Nuclear and Particle Physics Society – University of Manchester or you can find our Student Union page here.