Join us for a warm lunch.

SPS Barbecues are barbecue events that SPS hosts for the physics community roughly every month. In general they are held in the courtyard between Leconte and Birge on Fridays from noon to 2 pm. It's a great way for the physics community to mingle and meet new friends over good, affordable food. To make sure the barbecues run smoothly, roughly 3 to 5 volunteers help set up, cook, and/or clean up in exchange for free food. Barbecues are always a jolly good time for everyone.

If you are interested in volunteering for our next barbecue, click here.

Highlight Reel

Prospective Grad Student Barbecue

Erika manages the orders at the yearly prospective graduate student barbecue, a department tradition designed to woo would-be graduate students to the Bay Area dark side. We’ll do whatever it takes to sweeten the deal.

A Unifying Event

Few things bring the department closer together than does a well-placed SPS barbecue. Watch as undergraduates, grad students, postdocs, and professors alike amass for the rare opportunity to gourge on hot links among good company.

Twin Grillmasters

Joe and Ben, twin grillmasters of years past. Grillmasters have a proud and honorable tradition of slinging burgers and dishing hot dogs with utmost reliability. Expect deliciousness at the three sigma level and submillimeter precision consistency in your satisfaction.