Ian J. Thompson (b. 1953 in New Zealand) has been since 2006 a Theoretical Nuclear Physicist in the Nuclear Theory and Modeling Group of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California. He was previously Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Surrey at Guildford, U.K. He obtained his Ph.D. at Auckland, New Zealand in 1979.
Thompson has published papers on special functions, and numerous papers in theoretical nuclear physics, especially in scattering theory. His book Nuclear Reactions for Astrophysics was published in 2009 by Cambridge University Press.
Thompson is a Fellow of the U.K. Institute of Physics.
Thompson is author of the following DLMF chapter