- MPhys (Hons) Theoretical Physics
Sam is a member of the firm’s tech and engineering practise groups. His work focuses on patent prosecution.
Sam joined Swindell & Pearson after graduating from the University of Durham with a master’s degree in theoretical physics. During his time there, he was exposed to a broad range of topics before specialising in theoretical physics for his final two years, granting him the scientific experience required to understand the inventions of the modern tech-filled world.
Sam’s MPhys project, entitled “Numerical Methods for Solving Relativistic Electrodynamics”, enabled him to exercise his mathematical and programming skills to design & build a synchrotron ring inside a computer. This project, in combination with his broader degree, has given him key insight into the physical processes that underpin complex technical devices.
Beyond the world of patents, Sam is a keen musician who enjoys playing the piano and guitar, including composing for both. He also enjoys reading, and can often be found with his head buried in a book somewhere around Derby, where he grew up and lives.