Harald Kucharek

Phone: (603) 862-2948
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 412, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 712/812: Space Plasma Physics
  • PHYS 797: Senior Design Project
  • PHYS 953: MHD of the Heliosphere


  • Ph.D., Physics, Technical University of Munich
  • Ph.D., Physics, Technical University of Munich
  • M.S., Physics, University of Regensburg

Selected Publications

  • Kucharek, H., Turner, D., Kollmann, P., Lavraud, B., Desai, M., Hill, M., & Chen, T. Y. (n.d.). Thermal and Suprathermal Particles: A Prime Science Targets for an Interstellar Probe Mission. Vol. 55, Issue 3 (Heliophysics 2024 Decadal Whitepapers). doi:10.3847/25c2cfeb.1bb7c88e

  • Sokol, J. M., Dayeh, M. A., Dialynas, K., DeMajistre, R., Elliott, H., Fuselier, S. A., . . . Turner, D. (n.d.). Measurements Beyond 1 au are Necessary for Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and Local Interstellar Medium. Vol. 55, Issue 3 (Heliophysics 2024 Decadal Whitepapers). doi:10.3847/25c2cfeb.5b6c799b

  • Trattner, K. J., Fuselier, S. A., Schwartz, S. J., Kucharek, H., Burch, J. L., Ergun, R. E., . . . Madanian, H. (2023). Ion Acceleration at the Quasi‐Parallel Shock: The Source Distributions of the Diffuse Ions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 128(2). doi:10.1029/2022ja030631

  • 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

  • Schwartz, S. J., Goodrich, K. A., Wilson, L. B., Turner, D. L., Trattner, K. J., Kucharek, H., . . . Strangeway, R. J. (2022). Energy Partition at Collisionless Supercritical Quasi‐Perpendicular Shocks. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 127(10). doi:10.1029/2022ja030637

  • McComas, D. J., Allegrini, F., Bochsler, P., Bzowski, M., Christian, E. R., Crew, G. B., . . . Zank, G. P. (2009). Global Observations of the Interstellar Interaction from the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). SCIENCE, 326(5955), 959-962. doi:10.1126/science.1180906

  • Schwadron, N. A., Bzowski, M., Crew, G. B., Gruntman, M., Fahr, H., Fichtner, H., . . . Zank, G. P. (2009). Comparison of Interstellar Boundary Explorer Observations with 3D Global Heliospheric Models. SCIENCE, 326(5955), 966-968. doi:10.1126/science.1180986

  • Fuselier, S. A., Bochsler, P., Chornay, D., Clark, G., Crew, G. B., Dunn, G., . . . Zaffke, S. (2009). The IBEX-Lo Sensor. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 146(1-4), 117-147. doi:10.1007/s11214-009-9495-8

  • Emslie, A. G., Kucharek, H., Dennis, B. R., Gopalswamy, N., Holman, G. D., Share, G. H., . . . Zurbuchen, T. H. (2004). Energy partition in two solar flare/CME events. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109(A10). doi:10.1029/2004ja010571

  • Reme, H., Aoustin, C., Bosqued, M., Dandouras, I., Lavraud, B., Sauvaud, J. A., . . . Sonnerup, B. (2001). First multispacecraft ion measurements in and near the Earth's magnetosphere with the identical Cluster ion spectrometry (CIS) experiment. ANNALES GEOPHYSICAE, 19(10-12), 1303-1354. doi:10.5194/angeo-19-1303-2001

  • Most Cited Publications