Hilmar Gudmundsson is a professor of glaciology and extreme environments at the University of Northumbria. His specific focus is on the future evolution of glaciers and ice sheets in a warming world.

Gudmundsson is a lead Principal Investigator on the PROPHET project. He and his team will combine existing computer simulations of ice and ocean near the Thwaites Glacier, to improve models to reduce the uncertainty in the projection of the glacier’s behavior and subsequent contribution to sea level rise in the future.