Professor Sir Sam Edwards

Sir Sam Edwards

Sir Samuel Frederick "Sam" Edwards (born February 1, 1928) is a British physicist. Edwards was educated at Swansea Grammar School, Wales; 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 subsequently developed the functional integral form of field theory. Professor Edwards' work in condensed matter physics started in 1958 with a paper which showed that statistical properties of disordered systems (glasses, gels etc) could be described by the Feynman diagram and path integral methods invented in quantum field theory. This paper has started a new way of looking at complex matter which is now all pervading. During the following 35 years Professor Edwards has worked in the theoretical study of complex materials such as polymers, gels, colloids and similar systems. More About Sam...