Sam graduated from Durham University in 2000 and then moved to Oxford, completing a D.Phil. in particle physics in 2003. He has worked on projects at locations around the world, including the underground Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy, the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France, and the Fermilab laboratory in the USA. He is currently a Detector Development Scientist in the Department of Physics. He has been a physics tutor at Hertford College since 2007.
At Hertford, Sam tutors a range of maths and physics topics to first year physics students, as well as the third year particle and nuclear physics course.
Sam is an experimental particle physicist with a focus on instrumentation. He has worked on a range of experiments, from the search for dark matter to the measurement of the anomalous magnetic dipole moment of the muon. He is currently working on the planned upgrade of the ATLAS detector at CERN and the ePIC detector for the future Electron Ion Collider at Brookhaven. Details of these projects, and a list of publications, on can be found on his department profile: https://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/our-people/henry