Charles Farrugia

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

Farrugia, C. J., Lugaz, N., Vasquez, B. J., Wilson, L. B., Yu, W., Paulson, K., . . . Gratton, F. T. (2020). A Study of a Magnetic Cloud Propagating Through Large‐Amplitude Alfvén Waves. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125(6). doi:10.1029/2019ja027638

Fargette, N., Lavraud, B., Øieroset, M., Phan, T. D., Toledo‐Redondo, S., Kieokaew, R., . . . Smith, S. E. (2020). On the Ubiquity of Magnetic Reconnection Inside Flux Transfer Event‐Like Structures at the Earth's Magnetopause. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(6). doi:10.1029/2019gl086726

Torbert, R. B., Dors, I., Argall, M. R., Genestreti, K. J., Burch, J. L., Farrugia, C. J., . . . Strangeway, R. J. (2020). A New Method of 3‐D Magnetic Field Reconstruction. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(3). doi:10.1029/2019gl085542

Mouikis, C. G., Bingham, S. T., Kistler, L. M., Farrugia, C. J., Spence, H. E., Reeves, G. D., . . . Kletzing, C. A. (2019). The Storm‐Time Ring Current Response to ICMEs and CIRs Using Van Allen Probe Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124(11), 9017-9039. doi:10.1029/2019ja026695

Rogers, A. J., Farrugia, C. J., & Torbert, R. B. (2019). Numerical Algorithm for Detecting Ion Diffusion Regions in the Geomagnetic Tail With Applications to MMS Tail Season 1 May to 30 September 2017. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124(8), 6487-6503. doi:10.1029/2018ja026429

Liu, Y. D., Luhmann, J. G., Kajdič, 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(1). 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

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

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