Tom Bridgeland

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Tom Bridgeland
Professor Tom Bridgeland FRS (cropped).jpg
Tom Bridgeland in 2014, portrait via the Royal Society
Born Thomas Andrew Bridgeland
1973 (age 41–42)
Alma mater
Thesis Fourier-Mukai transforms for surfaces and moduli spaces of stable sheaves (2002)
Doctoral advisor Antony Maciocia[1]
Doctoral students
Notable awards

Thomas Andrew Bridgeland FRS[4] (born 1973) is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sheffield.[1][5][6][7][8][9][10]


Bridgeland was educated at Shelley High School[9] in Huddersfield and Christ's College, Cambridge where he studied the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos graduating with first class Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Mathematics in 1995. He completed his PhD[11] at the University of Edinburgh, where he also stayed for a postdoctoral research position.[citation needed]


His research interest is algebraic geometry, focusing on properties of derived categories of coherent sheaves on algebraic varieties. [12][13] His most-cited papers are on stability conditions, on triangulated categories [14] and K3 surfaces;[15] in the first he defines the idea of a 'stability condition' on a triangulated category, and demonstrates that the set of all stability conditions on a fixed category form a manifold, whilst in the second he describes one connected component of the space of stability conditions on the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves on a complex algebraic K3 surface.

Bridgeland's research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).[16]

Awards and honours[edit]

Bridgeland won the Adams Prize in 2007 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2014. His nomination reads


  1. ^ a b c Tom Bridgeland at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Calabrese, John (2012). In the hall of the flop king : two applications of perverse coherent sheaves to Donaldson-Thomas invariants (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford. 
  3. ^ Sutherland, Tom (2014). Stability conditions for Seiberg-Witten quivers (PhD thesis). University of Sheffield. 
  4. ^ a b "Professor Tom Bridgeland FRS". Royal Society. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  5. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  6. ^ Tom Bridgeland's publications indexed by Google Scholar, a free service provided by Google
  7. ^ Tom Bridgeland's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier.
  8. ^ Bridgeland, T. (2002). "Flops and derived categories". Inventiones Mathematicae 147 (3): 613. doi:10.1007/s002220100185. 
  9. ^ a b Tom bridgeland CV
  10. ^ Tom Bridgeland publications
  11. ^ Bridgeland, Thomas Andrew (1998). Fourier-Mukai Transforms for Surfaces and Moduli Spaces of Stable Sheaves (PhD thesis). University of Edinburgh. 
  12. ^ Bridgeland, T.; King, A.; Reid, M. (2001). "The McKay correspondence as an equivalence of derived categories". Journal of the American Mathematical Society 14 (3): 535. doi:10.1090/S0894-0347-01-00368-X. 
  13. ^ Bridgeland, T. (2005). "T-structures on some local Calabi–Yau varieties". Journal of Algebra 289 (2): 453. doi:10.1016/j.jalgebra.2005.03.016. 
  14. ^ Bridgeland, Tom. "Stability conditions on triangulated categories". arXiv:math/0212237v3. 
  15. ^ Bridgeland, T. (2008). "Stability conditions on K3 surfaces". Duke Mathematical Journal 141 (2): 241. arXiv:math/0212237v3. doi:10.1215/S0012-7094-08-14122-5. 
  16. ^ Grants awarded to Tom Bridgeland by the UK Government, via Research Councils UK