Charles J. Farrugia

Research Professor
Phone: (603) 862-4596
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 414, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Charles Farrugia, a research professor with the Space Science Center.


  • Ph.D., Space Physics, University of Bern
  • M.S., Theoretical&Math.L Physics, University of Bern
  • B.S., Physics, University of Malta
  • Diploma, Germanic Languages, University of Munich
  • Diploma, Education/History, University of London

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 987: Magnetospheres
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Torbert, R. B., Burch, J. L., Phan, T. D., Hesse, M., Argall, M. R., Shuster, J., . . . Saito, Y. (2018). Electron-scale dynamics of the diffusion region during symmetric magnetic reconnection in space. SCIENCE, 362(6421), 1391-+. doi:10.1126/science.aat2998

Möstl, C., Amerstorfer, T., Palmerio, E., Isavnin, A., Farrugia, C. J., Lowder, C., . . . Boakes, P. D. (2018). Forward Modeling of Coronal Mass Ejection Flux Ropes in the Inner Heliosphere with 3DCORE. Space Weather, 16(3), 216-229. doi:10.1002/2017SW001735

Argall, M. R., Paulson, K., Alm, L., Rager, A., Dorelli, J., Shuster, J., . . . Ahmadi, N. (2018). Electron Dynamics Within the Electron Diffusion Region of Asymmetric Reconnection. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(1), 146-162. doi:10.1002/2017JA024524

Alm, L., Farrugia, C. J., Paulson, K. W., Argall, M. R., Torbert, R. B., Burch, J. L., . . . Giles, B. L. (2018). Differing Properties of Two Ion-Scale Magnetopause Flux Ropes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(1), 114-131. doi:10.1002/2017JA024525

Torbert, R. B., Burch, J. L., Argall, M. R., Alm, L., Farrugia, C. J., Forbes, T. G., . . . Khotyaintsev, Y. (2017). Structure and Dissipation Characteristics of an Electron Diffusion Region Observed by MMS During a Rapid, Normal-Incidence Magnetopause Crossing. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122(12), 11,901-11,916. doi:10.1002/2017JA024579

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

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

Lu, G., Baker, D. N., McPherron, R. L., Farrugia, C. J., Lummerzheim, D., Ruohoniemi, J. M., . . . Hayashi, K. (1998). Global energy deposition during the January 1997 magnetic cloud event. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 103(A6), 11685-11694. doi:10.1029/98JA00897

Farrugia, C. J., Burlaga, L. F., Osherovich, V. A., Richardson, I. G., Freeman, M. P., Lepping, R. P., & Lazarus, A. J. (1993). A study of an expanding interplanetary magnetic cloud and its interaction with the Earth's magnetosphere: The interplanetary aspect. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 98(A5), 7621-7632. doi:10.1029/92JA02349

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