Join us for a seminar with Dr. Sam Vinko, University of Oxford, titled “Creating and Exploring Extreme
States of Matter with X-ray Free-electron Lasers”.
The seminar will begin at 3:00 PM ET on November 1, 2022.
Please contact Veronica Turner for connection information.
Bio: Dr. Sam Vinko is an Associate Professor of High Energy Density Physics at the University of Oxford, a
University Research Fellow of the Royal Society, and a Fellow at Trinity College Oxford. He
pioneered the use of x-ray free-electron lasers to explore extreme states of matter, and is
engaged in a wide range of experimental, computational and theoretical investigations into
strongly coupled quantum plasmas. He is particularly interested in how novel experimental
facilities can be used together with advanced computational tools to further our understanding of
matter at high densities and extreme pressures. In 2015 he shared the American Physical
Society’s John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research, and won the Young
Scientist Prize in Plasma Physics by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics in 2016.
He is co-founder of Machine Discovery Ltd, a university spin out company developing machine
learning tools to enhance and accelerate computational research and development.