Imperial College London

Professor Richard Thomas FRS

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Royal Society Research Professor (Pure Mathematics)



richard.thomas Website




659Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • Algebraic and symplectic geometry
  • Gauge Theory
  • Mathematical aspects of string theory
  • Mirror symmetry and Calabi-Yau manifolds


  • EPSRC Programme Grant, 2009-2015


Rahul Pandharipande, ETH Zurich

Daniel Huybrechts, Bonn University

Julius Ross, University of Cambridge

Mikhail Khovanov, Columbia University

Ivan Smith, University of Cambridge

Research Student Supervision

Bousseau,P, The Gromov-Witten/Kronecker correspondence

Carini,R, TBA

Carocci,F, Algebraic geometry

Donovan,W, Grassmannian twists on derived categories of coherent sheaves

Hodge,T, Hyperkahler geometry and Teichmuller space

MacPherson,A, Skeleta in non-Archimedean and tropical geometry

Mladenov,B, TBA

Otterson,J, Curves in Algebraic Surfaces

Rennemo,J, The homological projective dual of Sym^2 P(V)

Ross,J, Instability of algebraic varieties

Segal,E, The A-infinity Deformation Theory of a Point and the Derived Categories of local Calabi-Yaus

Stark,S, TBA

Stoppa,J, Some Applications of K-Stability and K-Energy

Turcinovic,Z, Algebraic geometry