SW’s Short Profile

Samuel White grew up in Rochester in the south-east of England, a former city heavily featured in the books of Charles Dickens. In 2017 he moved to the north of England to complete a Masters’ degree in Natural Sciences at Durham University. He became interested in experimental Physics after participating in the YCCSA summer school 2019 at the University of York where he characterised thin films of graphene oxide and silicon carbide in order to evaluate their potential for use as reservoir computer substrates. After his plans to complete a summer research internship at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, he started working as a programmer on BellBoard (the world’s most popular website for English Change Ringing) in 2020. During the final year of his degree, Sam discovered his fascination with ultracold atoms whilst completing his project with Simon Cornish on finding methods to quickly and adiabatically merge optical tweezers containing single atoms in their motional ground states. In September 2021, he moved to Innsbruck to begin a PhD within the T-REQS team.

SW’s CV at Glance

September 2021 – Present PhD Student in the T-Reqs team
July 2020 – September 2021 Digital Assistant at The Ringing World
October 2017 – July 2021 MSci in Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) at Durham University

 

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