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Dr Alex Thom

Dr Alex Thom is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Director of Studies in Chemistry at Magdalene.

Alex read Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, specialising in Chemistry, and continued to a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in Cambridge, and took up a Junior Research Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge. After research positions in UC Berkeley and Imperial College London, he returned to Cambridge to take up a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry and joined Magdalene College. He is a keen cook and amateur oenologist.


Research Interests

  • Development of novel computational techniques in theoretical chemistry to tackle really difficult problems: strong correlation and highly accurate electronic structure prediction.
  • Development and use of reprogrammable hardware for scientific computing.


MSci, MA, PhD