Imperial College London

Mr Thomas Hill Gibson

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Research Postgraduate



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William Penney LaboratoryHuxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I'm a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, under the supervision of Dr. David A. Ham and Dr. Colin J. Cotter. I'm supported and funded by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in The Mathematics of Planet Earth.

My current research interests lie where applied mathematics and computer science meets the physical sciences, namely the multidisciplinary field of computational science. I'm particularly interested in developing numerical PDE solvers and efficient matrix methods related to simulating climate, weather and ocean dynamics.

My current work entails developing the automatic generation of finite element codes, using software developed by the Firedrake project.


  • Present: PhD student in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics Section), Imperial College London, UK.
  • 2016: MRes in the Mathematics of Planet Earth, Distinction, Imperial College London and University of Reading, UK.
  • 2015: BSc in Mathematics, with a Secondary Major in Russian, Summa Cum Laude, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.
  • 2014: NSF-funded summer researcher, REU in Mathematics and Computational Science, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, USA.
  • 2013: NSF-funded summer researcher, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.