Tom began his scientific career in Bristol, before moving to Berlin for his PhD. He studies what happens deep beneath volcanoes and where magmas come from. Often they come from tens of kilometers below the surface, but it is a bit too difficult to get down into the deep earth to see them directly. Tom either recreates the high pressures and temperatures found there by using specialist experimental equipment or by finding ancient rocks from deep in the Earth that are now exposed at the surface. Tom is now a postdoc at NTNU Trondheim and is working on deep magma chambers in Northern Norway. After hibernating in experimental geological labs in Berlin, he finally gets to see some sunlight and fresh air in the Norwegian mountains.
His department page can be found here.