Charles Farrugia

Phone: (603) 862-4596
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 414, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Space Physics, University of Bern
  • M.S., Theoretical&Math.L Physics, University of Bern
  • B.S., Physics, University of Malta
  • Diploma, Education/History, University of London
  • Diploma, Germanic Languages, University of Munich

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Matsui, H., Torbert, R. B., Spence, H. E., Cooper, M. B., Farrugia, C. J., Gkioulidou, M., . . . Wygant, J. R. (2023). Dipolarization Events With Inductive, Radial Electric Fields Observed by Van Allen Probes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 128(4). doi:10.1029/2022ja031260

Payne, D. S., Farrugia, C. J., Torbert, R. B., Germaschewski, K., Rogers, A. R., & Argall, M. R. (2023). Erratum: “Origin and structure of electromagnetic generator regions at the edge of the electron diffusion region” [Phys. Plasmas <b>28</b>, 112901 (2021)]. Physics of Plasmas, 30(3). doi:10.1063/5.0143908

Rogers, A. J., Farrugia, C. J., Torbert, R. B., & Rogers, T. J. (2023). Applying Magnetic Curvature to MMS Data to Identify Thin Current Sheets Relative to Tail Reconnection.. J Geophys Res Space Phys, 128(1), e2022JA030577. doi:10.1029/2022JA030577

Gingell, I., Schwartz, S. J., Kucharek, H., Farrugia, C. J., Fryer, L. J., Plank, J., & Trattner, K. J. (2023). Hybrid simulations of the decay of reconnected structures downstream of the bow shock. Physics of Plasmas, 30(1). doi:10.1063/5.0129084

Yu, W., Al-Haddad, N., Farrugia, C. J., Lugaz, N., Regnault, F., & Galvin, A. (2022). Investigating the Asymmetry of Magnetic Field Profiles of "Simple" Magnetic Ejecta through an Expansion-modified Flux Rope Model. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 937(2). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac88c3

Liu, Y. D., Luhmann, J. G., Kajdic, P., Kilpua, E. K. J., Lugaz, N., Nitta, N. V., . . . Galvin, A. B. (2014). Observations of an extreme storm in interplanetary space caused by successive coronal mass ejections. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 5. doi:10.1038/ncomms4481

Galvin, A. B., Kistler, L. M., Popecki, M. A., Farrugia, C. J., Simunac, K. D. C., Ellis, L., . . . Steinfeld, D. (2008). The Plasma and Suprathermal Ion Composition (PLASTIC) investigation on the STEREO observatories. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 136(1-4), 437-486. doi:10.1007/s11214-007-9296-x

Khodachenko, M. L., Ribas, I., Lammer, H., Griessmeier, J. -M., Leitner, M., Selsis, F., . . . Rucker, H. O. (2007). Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) activity of low mass M stars as an important factor for the habitability of terrestrial exoplanets. I. CME impact on expected magnetospheres of earth-like exoplanets in close-in habitable zones. ASTROBIOLOGY, 7(1), 167-184. doi:10.1089/ast.2006.0127

Jordanova, V. K., Farrugia, C. J., Thorne, R. M., Khazanov, G. V., Reeves, G. D., & Thomsen, M. F. (2001). Modeling ring current proton precipitation by electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves during the May 14-16, 1997, storm. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 106(A1), 7-22. doi:10.1029/2000JA002008

SOUTHWOOD, D. J., FARRUGIA, C. J., & SAUNDERS, M. A. (1988). WHAT ARE FLUX-TRANSFER EVENTS. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE, 36(5), 503-508. doi:10.1016/0032-0633(88)90109-2

Most Cited Publications