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Sir Sam Edwards F.

Chairman

Science Research Council

Science Research Council

Background Information

Employment History

Wales

Head

Cavendish Laboratory

Board of Sponsors

The Bulletin

Doctor of Technology

Loughborough University

Member, Faculty

Illinois Institute of Technology

Affiliations

Emeritus Cavendish Professor
University of Cambridge

Cavendish Professor of Physics
Cambridge Judge Business School

Council Member
AFRC

Education



Harvard University



University of Cambridge

Web References (73 Total References)


May, 2015, Professor Sir Sam ...

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May, 2015, Professor Sir Sam Edwards, Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge University, UK (1984-1995), a pioneer in many fields in physics and polymer science, passed away on 7 May, 2015 at the age of 87. Sir Sam Edwards was educated at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University. His work in condensed matter physics started in 1958 with a paper on the properties of disordered systems (glasses, gels, etc.) which was followed by 35 years of important contributions in the theoretical study of complex materials (polymers, gels, colloids, etc.). He was Chairman of the Science Research Council (1973-1977) and was knighted in 1975. Sir Edwards made significant contributions to the theory of the dynamics of polymers, the process known as reptation, with Masao Doi.


May, 2015, Professor Sir Sam ...

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May, 2015, Professor Sir Sam Edwards, Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge University, UK (1984-1995), a pioneer in many fields in physics and polymer science, passed away on 7 May, 2015 at the age of 87. Sir Sam Edwards was educated at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University. His work in condensed matter physics started in 1958 with a paper on the properties of disordered systems (glasses, gels, etc.) which was followed by 35 years of important contributions in the theoretical study of complex materials (polymers, gels, colloids, etc.). He was Chairman of the Science Research Council (1973-1977) and was knighted in 1975. Sir Edwards made significant contributions to the theory of the dynamics of polymers, the process known as reptation, with Masao Doi.


nineteen hundred and seventeen three, ...

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nineteen hundred and seventeen three, Professor Samuel Frederick Edwards who was married with three daughters and a son and was living in Newnham in West Cambridge was to become Chairman of the Science Research Council.

This is what they had to say about this most learned of men; "Professor Edwards is John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Physics at Cambridge University.
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Rather remarkably, it was mentioned also that, "Professor Edwards' interests lie
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I first became aware of Sir Sam Edwards in the international Who's Who in the early 90's and then again then in a sentence, as another name in a short right-up by the infectious, the ebullient but sadly, late
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Samuel Frederick Edwards was born in Abertawe and educated at Swansea Grammer School. He then went on to Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, England and Harvard University, United States.
He did his thesis under Julian Schwinger on the structure of the electron, and incredibly developed the functional integral form of field theory at this early stage in his career. Professor Edwards' work in condensed matter physics commenced in 1958,
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During the following 35 years Professor Edwards has worked in the theoretical study of complex materials such as polymers, gels, colloids and similar systems.
He has in his time been the Chairman of the Science Research Council 1973-1977 and between 1984-1995 Edwards was Cavendish Professor of Physics. He is a member of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Past President of Cambridge Society for the Application of Research. In the year 2004, a book entitled "Stealing the gold: a celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards" was published. I believe every aspiring student of the sciences in Wales should buy, place it in their Welsh library and read what is virtually an euphoric tribute to Professor Edwards.
It is quite simple. The collection of trails blazed by Sam Edwards during half a century of fundamental research in theoretical physics is truly astonishing. He led theoretical physics into uncharted territories from his roots in quantum field theory - beginning with his seminal work on the transport properties of disordered metals, and continuing to the present day with his ground-breaking efforts to create a statistical mechanics of granular materials. Along the way, he and his collaborators developed
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fields demonstrating how the topics Sam started have developed to the modern day.
He must surely have been presented with awards? Yes indeed! Thankfully he received the Davy Medal (1984) the Boltzmann Medal of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (1995) and the Royal Medal (2001) of the Royal Medal of Royal
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In-fact, Sir Sam Edwards goes down in history as one of the founding fathers of condensed matter physics. It is also my opinion that one day soon he shall join the long yet appallingly neglected Welsh contribution of those awarded a Nobel Laureate. Watch this space.
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Greats of Wales - Sam Edwards - Nobel Laureate


Sir Sam F. ...

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Sir Sam F. Edwards: 1989 - Professor Sir Sam F. Edwards was the Cavendish Professor and the head of the TCM (Theory of Condensed Matter) group when I arrived as a fresh postdoctoral Research associate to that famous group. He did not waste much time before he summoned me to his office in order to explain to me some facts of life. "First," he said "there are no prima-donna's here.

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Later I discovered that that particular lecture (I got quite a few during the three years that I spent in the TCM, most of which I enjoyed and learned from, one or two, however, came as a rebound from lunch arguments between Sam and Professor Sir Michael Pippard on what is good science) was in fact a prelude to something else that Sam had in mind for me.


Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory - History of the Cavendish

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Sam Edwards (1984-1995)

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Sam Edwards

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