Samuel Hart


  • Bachelors of Arts in Physics and Astronomy, Minor in Mathematics, University of Montana, 2018
  • Masters of Science in Physics, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2022

Research Interest:

  • Origins and Acceleration Mechanisms of Impulsive Solar Energetic Particles
  • Seed particles that ultimately make up hazardous space weather
  • Particle transport through interplanetary space
  • Source of Anomalous Cosmic Rays
  • Interstellar Probe: Humanity’s Furthest Reach


  • Winner of the prestigious “Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology” (FINESST-20) award.
  • Recipient of the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) Fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year!

Fun Facts:

  • My wife performs on the acoustic bass. The only thing we understand about each other’s work is wave propagation, frequencies, and harmonics.
  • I am training to hike my first “fourteener” in Colorado, but beer keeps my body fat high, and my brother keeps breaking his leg.
  • I am a meat connoisseur.

Dissertation Advisor: Maher Dayeh