Harald Kucharek

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


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

Courses Taught

  • 953: MHD of the Heliosphere
  • PHYS 712/812: Space Plasma Physics
  • PHYS 797: Senior Design Project
  • PHYS 951: Plasma Physics
  • PHYS 953: MHD of the Heliosphere
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Schwartz, S. J., Kucharek, H., Farrugia, C. J., Trattner, K., Gingell, I., Ergun, R. E., . . . Gershman, D. (2021). Energy Conversion Within Current Sheets in the Earth's Quasi-Parallel Magnetosheath. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 48(4). doi:10.1029/2020GL091859

Galli, A., Wurz, P., Schwadron, N. A., Kucharek, H., Mobius, E., Bzowski, M., . . . McComas, D. J. (2017). The Downwind Hemisphere of the Heliosphere: Eight Years of IBEX-Lo Observations. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 851(1). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa988f

Baliukin, I. I., Izmodenov, V. V., Möbius, E., Alexashov, D. B., Katushkina, O. A., & Kucharek, H. (2017). Secondary Interstellar Oxygen in the Heliosphere: Numerical Modeling and Comparison with IBEX -Lo Data. The Astrophysical Journal, 850(2), 119. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa93e8

McComas, D. J., Zirnstein, E. J., Bzowski, M., Dayeh, M. A., Funsten, H. O., Fuselier, S. A., . . . Tokumaru, M. (2017). Seven Years of Imaging the Global Heliosphere with IBEX. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES, 229(2). doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aa66d8

Galli, A., Wurz, P., Bzowski, M., Sokól, J. M., Swaczyna, P., Schwadron, N. A., . . . McComas, D. J. (2017). The downwind hemisphere of the heliosphere: what do IBEX observations at low energies tell us and which questions remain open?. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts Vol. 19 (pp. 3346).

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