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Thomas Goffrey

Position: Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests: My research focusses on collaborative computational physics projects. Arranged by approximately increasing length scale I currently contribute to the widely used EPOCH PIC code, the radiation-hydrodynamics ALE code Odin, the exoplanet code ECLIPS3D, the coronal physics code LARE3D, and the stellar physics code MUSIC. Specifically I am interested in developing implementations of non-ideal MHD, radiation transport, and novel time-integration algorithms.

Teaching: I currently run PX917, the computational plasma physics module within the HetSys CDT. I also supervise final year projects focussing on optimising laser profiles for inertial confinement fusion experiments using the Freyja code. Please contact me if interested.

Figure: Direct-drive ICF implosion simulated with the one-dimension laser-fusion code Freyja.


T. Constantino et al (2021). "Suppression of Lithium depletion in young low-mass stars from fast rotation" Astronomy and Astrophysics, 654 A146.

I. Baraffe et al (2021). "Two-dimensional simulations of solar-like models with artificially enhanced luminosity I. Impact on convective penetration" Astronomy and Astrophysics, 654 A126.

R. H. H. Scott et al (2021). "Shock Ignition Laser-Plasma Interactions in Ignition Scale Plasmas" Physical Review Letters, 127 065001.

R. M. G. M. Trines et al (2021). "Laser-assisted propagation of a relativistic electron bunch in air" Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 63 084009.

S. J. Spencer, A. G. Seaton, T. Goffrey and T. D. Arber (2020). "Inflationary stimulated Raman scattering in shock-ignition plasmas" Physics of Plasmas, 27 122705.

M. Murabito, J. Shetye, M. Stangalini, E. Verwichte, T. Arber, I. Ermolli, F. Giorgi, T. Goffrey (2020). "Unveiling the magnetic nature of chromospheric vortices" Astronomy and Astrophysics, 639 A59.

J. Pratt, I. Baraffe , T. Goffrey , C. Geroux, T. Constantino, D. Folini, and R. Walder (2020). "Comparison of 2D and 3D compressible convection in a pre-main sequence star" Astronomy and Astrophysics, 638 A15.

F. Debras, N. Mayne, I. Baraffe, E. Jaupart, P. Mourier, G. Laibe, T. Goffrey and J. Thuburn (2020). "Acceleration of superrotation in simulated hot Jupiter atmospheres" Astronomy and Astrophysics, 633 A2.

F. Debras, N. Mayne, I. Baraffe, T. Goffrey and J. Thuburn (2019). "Eigenvectors, Circulation, and Linear Instabilities for Planetary Science in 3 Dimensions (ECLIPS3D)" Astronomy and Astrophysics, 631 A36.

M. V. Popov, R. Walder, D. Folini, T. Goffrey, I. Baraffe, T. Constantino, C. Geroux, J. Pratt, M. Viallet and R. K├Ąppeli (2019). "A well-balanced scheme for the simulation tool-kit A-MaZe: implementation, tests and first applications to stellar structure" Astronomy and Astrophysics, 630 A129.

I. Baraffe , J. Pratt , T. Goffrey , T. Constantino , D. Folini , M. V. Popov , R. Walder , and M. Viallet (2017). "Lithium Depletion in Solar-like Stars: Effect of Overshooting based on realistic Multi-dimensional Simulations" ApJL, 845, L6.

J. Pratt , I. Baraffe , T. Goffrey , T. Constantino , M. Viallet , M. V. Popov , R. Walder , and D. Folini (2017). "Extreme value statistics for two-dimensional convective penetration in a young low-mass star" Astronomy and Astrophysics, 604, A125.

T. Goffrey , J. Pratt , M. Viallet , I. Baraffe , M. V. Popov , D. Folini , R. Walder , and T. Constantino (2017). "Benchmarking the Multi-dimensional Stellar Implicit Code." Astronomy and Astrophysics, 600, A7.

J. Pratt , I. Baraffe , T. Goffrey , C. Geroux , M. Viallet , T. Constantino , M. V. Popov , D. Folini , and R. Walder (2016). "Boundaries and characteristic dynamics of compressible deep stellar convection in a two-dimensional spherical shell." Astronomy and Astrophysics, 593, A121.

C. Geroux , I. Baraffe , M. Viallet , T. Goffrey , J. Pratt , T. Constantino , D. Folini , M. V. Popov , and R.Walder (2016). "Multi-dimensional structure of accreting young stars." Astronomy and Astrophysics, 588, A85.

M. Viallet , T. Goffrey , I. Baraffe , D. Folini , C. Geroux , M. V. Popov , J. Pratt , and R. Walder (2016). "A Jacobian-free Newton-Krylov method for time-implicit multidimensional hydrodynamics." Astronomy and Astrophysics, 586, A153.

Contact Details

Centre for Fusion, Space & Astrophysics
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

Office: PS1.22, Physical Sciences

t dot goffrey dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk