Nathan Schwadron

Nathan Schwadron

Phone: (603) 862-3451
Office: Physics, Morse Hall Rm 350, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 440A: Hon/Our Place in the Universe
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Physics, Oberlin College

Selected Publications

  • Swaczyna, P., Schwadron, N. A., Möbius, E., Bzowski, M., Frisch, P. C., Linsky, J. L., . . . Zank, G. P. (2022). Mixing Interstellar Clouds Surrounding the Sun. ApJL, 937 (2022), L32. Retrieved from

  • Zaman, F. A., Townsend, L. W., de Wet, W. C., Looper, M. D., Brittingham, J. M., Burahmah, N. T., . . . Smith, S. S. (2022). Modeling the Lunar Radiation Environment: A Comparison Among FLUKA, Geant4, HETC-HEDS, MCNP6, and PHITS. SPACE WEATHER-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS, 20(8). doi:10.1029/2021SW002895

  • Galli, A., Wurz, P., Schwadron, N. A., Fairchild, K., Heirtzler, D., Mobius, E., . . . McComas, D. J. (2022). One Solar Cycle of Heliosphere Observations with the Interstellar Boundary Explorer: Energetic Neutral Hydrogen Atoms Observed with IBEX-Lo from 10 eV to 2 keV. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES, 261(2). doi:10.3847/1538-4365/ac69c9

  • Mitchell, J. G., Leske, R. A., De Nolfo, G. A., Christian, E. R., Wiedenbeck, M. E., McComas, D. J., . . . Szalay, J. R. (2022). First Measurements of Jovian Electrons by Parker Solar Probe/IS circle dot IS within 0.5 au of the Sun. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 933(2). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac75ce

  • Hollick, S. J., Smith, C. W., Pine, Z. B., Argall, M. R., Joyce, C. J., Isenberg, P. A., . . . Richardson, J. D. (2022). Magnetic Waves Excited by Newborn Pickup H+ Near Jupiter: Neutral Hydrogen Loss by the Planetary System. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 127(7). doi:10.1029/2021JA030086

  • Kasper, J. C., Bale, S. D., Belcher, J. W., Berthomier, M., Case, A. W., Chandran, B. D. G., . . . Schwadron, N. A. (2019). Alfvenic velocity spikes and rotational flows in the near-Sun solar wind. NATURE, 576(7786), 228-+. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1813-z

  • Heerikhuisen, J., Pogorelov, N. V., Zank, G. P., Crew, G. B., Frisch, P. C., Funsten, H. O., . . . Schwadron, N. A. (2010). PICK-UP IONS IN THE OUTER HELIOSHEATH: A POSSIBLE MECHANISM FOR THE INTERSTELLAR BOUNDARY EXplorer RIBBON. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS, 708(2), L126-L130. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/708/2/L126

  • 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

  • McComas, D. J., Ebert, R. W., Elliott, H. A., Goldstein, B. E., Gosling, J. T., Schwadron, N. A., & Skoug, R. M. (2008). Weaker solar wind from the polar coronal holes and the whole Sun. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 35(18). doi:10.1029/2008GL034896

  • von Steiger, R., Schwadron, N. A., Fisk, L. A., Geiss, J., Gloeckler, G., Hefti, S., . . . Zurbuchen, T. H. (2000). Composition of quasi-stationary solar wind flows from ulysses/solar wind ion composition spectrometer. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 105(A12), 27217-27238. doi:10.1029/1999JA000358

  • Most Cited Publications