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Prof Michael Thompson

Position: Professor
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Telephone: (0114) 2223761
Office: G16 Hicks building
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Interests: Helioseismology, asteroseismology, inverse problems, astrophysical fluid dynamics
Research groups: Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre, Fluid Dynamics
Publications: ArXiv, MathSciNet


Past grants, as Principal Investigator
Wave-Equation Helioseismology PPARC
Making NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Data available to the Virtual Observatory PPARC
Helioseismology: Convection Zone and Tachocline PPARC
Past grants, as Coinvestigator
Structure and Dynamics of Solar Interior and Other Stars
European helio- and asteroseismology network


Formerly Reader in Mathematics & Astonomy at Queen Mary, University of London
Formerly Professor of Physics at Imperial College London
Head of Department of Applied Mathematics (2004-2007)
Chair of School (2005-7)
Head of School (2007- )

Research interests:

  • Helioseismology and asteroseismology

  • Inverse problems

  • Solar physics

  • Stellar structure and evolution

  • Astrophysical fluid dynamics