I’m Jack Atkinson, a scientist, archer, and researcher.
I am currently working as a research software engineer in the Institute of Computing for Climate Science at the University of Cambridge. Prior to this I studied for a PhD in the Engineering Department at Cambridge University where I investigated thermals and tropical cyclones. I then worked in the Geography Department studying volcanic plumes, followed by a period as a Radiation Belt Scientist at the British Antarctic Survey. My main interests are in geophysical fluid mechanics, specifically of the atmosphere and space, but I keep an open mind. In my spare time I enjoy doing archery, information about which can also be found on this site.
To find out more about my work please see my research page .
In my spare time I do a lot of archery and have an ‘academic’ interest in the underlying mathematics and physics. As a volunteer I worked on the Archery GB handicap and classification systems. As part of this work I maintain the website archerycalculator.co.uk to provide this data to the archery community.