Dr Tom Crawford

College Lecturer in Mathematics

Tom is a College Lecturer in Mathematics at St Edmund Hall where he is mainly responsible for the teaching of Visiting Students.

Tom specialises in Applied Maths and completed his PhD in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Paul Linden. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Maths from Oxford in 2012 where he studied at St John’s College.

Alongside his teaching commitments, Tom works closely with the outreach team at Teddy Hall and regularly gives talks in schools and universities across the UK. His award-winning website tomrocksmaths.com hosts videos, podcasts, puzzles and articles that aim to make maths entertaining and understandable to all. Some of Tom’s partners include BBC, the European Mathematical Society, Cambridge University Press, Oxplore – Oxford University’s Digital Outreach Portal, the Naked Scientists and New Scientist. His persona the ‘Naked Mathematician’ has even seen Tom become something of a minor celebrity in the world of maths communication as he quite literally strips maths back layer-by-layer….

For the latest updates be sure to follow Tom on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram @tomrocksmaths.

Watch Tom’s interview with the BBC discussing Maryam Mirzakhani, the Stanford University professor who won the Fields Medal in Mathematics.

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Mathematics and Statistics

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The Maths of the 12 Days of Christmas

20 Dec 2018

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Dr Tom Crawford to take his research to parliament

11 Mar 2019

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12 Days of Christmas Puzzles

2 Jan 2020

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