Mathematical Sciences

Department staff

Dr Alan Thompson

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Lecturer in Algebraic Geometry

  • 2018 – present: Lecturer in Algebraic Geometry, Loughborough University.
  • 2017 – 2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge.
  • 2016 – 2017: Visiting Fellow, University of Warwick.
  • 2014 – 2016: Fields-Ontario Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • Jan – Jun 2014: Fields-Ontario-PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta, Canada.
  • Jul – Dec 2013: Fields-Ontario Postdoctoral Fellow, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Canada
  • 2011 – 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta, Canada.
  • 2007 – 2011: D.Phil. Mathematics, University of Oxford.
  • 2003 – 2007: M.Math. University of Warwick.

Algebraic geometry, especially the geometry of surfaces and threefolds. My current research interests include: the geometry and moduli of K3 surfaces and Calabi-Yau threefolds, the explicit construction of Calabi-Yau threefolds, the study of fibration structures, mirror symmetry, and the minimal model program. A more detailed description of my current research activities may be found on my personal webpage:

Research Interests 

  • MAA240/MAA243 Analysis 2
  • MAB151 Mathematical Methods 3
  • Co-organiser of the “COW” national algebraic geometry seminar (
  • Member of the London Mathematical Society
  • Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Member of the Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Associate of the Higher Education Academy