Hi! A big list of topics that excite me and I write about here: software dev, computational math, high performance computing, machine learning, integral equations, earthquake science, earthquake prevention, adaptive experimentation, the structure of science, science policy, and many more.

Other things that excite me that I don’t write about here: growing plants, running, mountains, my dogs, the time I jacked up my house by a quarter inch.

You can reach me by email at t.ben.thompson@gmail.com

I’m excited to talk to you about all sorts of stuff. Also let me know if you want to work together.

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We need technical research consultants.
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Reflective deep work
Why it's okay to share your code
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130 million triangular dislocations per second with Python/CUDA
CLUDA - Write once, run anywhere with both CUDA and OpenCL.
Regularizing rate and state friction for numerical simulation
A quasidynamic spring block slider
Cloudpickle, serializing functions and monkey patching
My Python testing set up
Automated testing for scientists and data analysts
Sneaky (transparent) huge pages
Sparse n-body matrices
"Serializing" a function in C++
Setting up my website