Portrait of Sam Walton,

Dr. Sam Walton

Sam completed his studies in the United Kingdom, Graduating with a Master’s degree in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Leicester in 2018, before going on to obtain a PhD in the Space Sciences at University College London’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory, in August 2022. Sam’s research centers around understanding the Van Allen radiation belts, a highly dynamic, doughnut-shaped band of extremely energetic electrons surrounding the Earth, and a key piece of the 'space weather’ puzzle. Sam is now doing his research at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley as a postdoctoral scholar.