We’re in the home stretch—The 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon) opens less than one week from today! There is a palatable buzz in the national office as the planning committee and Sigma Pi Sigma staff put the final touches on what we hope will be an outstanding program.
Here are a few more details to help as you finalize your own preparations and begin to pack.
The PhysCon dress code is business casual. For men: trousers/khakis and a shirt with a collar. For women: trousers/knee-length skirt and a blouse or shirt with a collar. No jeans. No athletic wear.
SPS Spirit Day
The morning and afternoon of Thursday, November 3rd will be “SPS Spirit Day.” Wear your favorite SPS, Sigma Pi Sigma, or physics/science related shirts for the PhysCon tours and Exhibit Hall! If your SPS chapter has matching shirts, think about wearing them en masse.
The “collared shirt” requirement in the dress code will be waived for Spirit Day. We do ask that you change into business casual for the Networking Reception and other evening events from 6:00pm on.
The PhysCon tours have strict entry requirements, which will be enforced, especially those related to citizenship and ID requirements. Failure to comply with the requirements could mean forfeiting the tour opportunity. All tours are approximately 3 hours in length with anticipated transportation times of one hour each way. Roundtrip shuttle service is provided to transport attendees from the Hyatt Hotel to the tour sites.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, there have been some last-minute changes to some of the tour schedules. Please keep an eye out for another email detailing these changes.
Dance Party: Silicon [Si]
Get your groove on at Silicon [Si], the official PhysCon dance party sponsored by the American Physical Society. This event will be held in the Pool Pavilion behind the Hyatt Hotel from 8:30pm – 10:30pm on Friday, November 4. Please note that space is limited to approximately 400-500 attendees, so arrive early if you plan to attend. Soft drinks will be provided, and there will be a cash bar. ID is required for entry.
2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon)
Hosted by Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society
The American Institute of Physics is an organization of scientific societies in the physical sciences, representing scientists, engineers, and educators. AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP publishes Physics Today, the most influential and closely followed magazine of the physics community, and is also home to the Society of Physics Students and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.