Sam Hatfield

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Sam Hatfield

Graduate Student (DTP)

I am a DPhil student in the Predictability of Weather and Climate Group. I am also part of the second cohort of the Environmental Research DTP. I previously studied for an MSci in Physics at the University of Bristol.

My interests lie in the intersection of numerical weather prediction, data assimilation and high performance computing. I am interested in finding ways to exploit our knowledge of atmospheric dynamics in order to improve the efficiency of our high performance simulation systems. I am also passionate about building transparent, efficient and readable code to aid the reproducibility of computational science experiments.

I’m supervised by Tim Palmer at Oxford and Peter Düben at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. I am a member of the Jesus College Middle Common Room, where I was Treasurer from 2017-2018.

If you are a prospective graduate student, and would like to find out more about what it's like to do a DPhil in AOPP, please feel free to contact me! You can also follow me on Twitter @s_e_hatfield, visit my website or have a look at my code on GitHub.