Sam Vinko

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Sam Vinko

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Dr Vinko is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Atomic and Laser Physics Department at Oxford, and a Lecturer and JRF at Trinity College, where he teaches the first year Maths syllabus. His research interests involve the theoretical and experimental study of matter in extreme condition, using both high-power optical lasers and X-ray free-electron lasers. He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics and a Master's degree in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy, and a DPhil in Atomic and Laser Physics from Oxford.

I'm currently a Lecturer in Physics at Trinity College, teaching the first-year courses in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Complex Numbers and ODEs. In the past I was a Lecturer at Merton College for three years, have tutored for Magdalen College and St John's College, and have demonstrated in the first-year Computing and Physics laboratories.

My research interests focus around the experimental and ab initio, theoretical and computational study of strongly coupled systems, matter in extreme conditions, high energy density physics and the probing of matter using the latest generation XUV and X-ray free electron laser (FEL) light sources, such as FLASH in Germany, the LCLS in California, and FERMI in Italy.

Prospective candidates for DPhil studentships on both experimental and theoretical projects involving X-ray FELs and the study of matter in extreme conditions are encouraged to contact me for further information.