University of Hawaii at Manoa

 Society of Physics Students

Society of Physics Students at Manoa

The Society of Physics Students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (SPS@UHM) aims to foster the physics student community.  Throughout the year, we provide activities that promote the skills necessary for a profession in scientific research. These skills include effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a personal network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals, and outreach services to the campus and local communities.


Some of the activities we have are Lunches with Professors, Stargazing nights, and community outreach events.


Any student interested in physics is welcome.



SPS@UHM Spring Meeting #1

The next SPS meeting will be held at 4:00 pm in Watanabe 417. Here are the topics for the meeting:


    •Future General Meetings and Events


    •Programming Bootcamp

Join Us!

  1. We have zero membership fees.
  2. Interact with students who share an interest in physics.
  3. Connect with professionals whom have made a career out of physics.
  4. Physics is cool, ergo we are cool.
  5. You too can be cool like us.


Click the button below to become a UH Manoa SPS Member!

News in Physics

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne, due to the success of LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The three Nobel Laureates pioneered the four decades of effort that led to observation of gravitational waves, the first of which was detected in 14 September 2015. As the final test of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, LIGO’s efforts have ushered in a new wave of cosmological research.


CIick HERE to read the article!

Three-detector observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole coalescence

Featured Literature of the Month:


Submitted by:

Tommy Lam


The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and The Virgo Collaboration

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI 96822

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