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Graduate Physics Student Society (GPSS)

Soccer Tournament Champions, 2024

The Graduate Physics Student Society (GPSS) is a registered student organization that focusses on uniting and encouraging graduate physics students in three main areas:

  • Academics/student life:  (e.g., practicing public talks, organizing mock qualifying exams, hosting guest speakers)
  • Social engagement: (e.g., hosting chess tournaments, potluck dinners, group hiking trips, movie nights, and virtual happy hours)
  • Community outreach: (e.g., participating in Relay for Life, activities with residents of local retirement homes)


Soccer Champs
Soccer Tournament Champions, Summer 2023
McAfee Knob
Hike to McAfee Knob, Summer 2022
Chess Tournament
Chess Tournament, Fall 2019
Bake Sale
Bake Sale to Benefit Ukraine Humanitarian Causes, August 2022
End of Summer Potluck
End of Summer Potluck 2021

All Physics graduate students, faculty, staff, and their significant others are welcome to attend GPSS events. Stay tuned for announcements on this site, as well as email and social media.

For more information, contact Andrew Gustafson at or visit our page on GobblerConnect.

GPSS Officers for 2023-24

Andrew Gustafson, President
Gyang Chung, Vice-President
Dipanjan Mitra, Treasurer
Mayank Sharma, Secretary
Tharindu Rajapaksha, Event Coordinator
Kenny Distefano
Kenny Distefano, General Officer