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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 offer final year projects focussing on optimising laser profiles for inertial confinement fusion experiments. Please contact me if interested.

Research Opportunities: I'm currently recruiting for a PhD student to investigate the impact of EoS uncertainty on simulations of direct-drive ICF. For more details, see here.

If you're a Warwick undergrad and interested in doing a URSS please feel free to ask!


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