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, Education/History, University of London
  • Diploma, Germanic Languages, University of Munich

Courses Taught

  • 999: Doctoral Research
  • PHYS 987: Magnetospheres
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Lugaz, N., Salman, T. M., Zhuang, B., Al-Haddad, N., Scolini, C., Farrugia, C. J., . . . Galvin, A. B. (2022). A Coronal Mass Ejection and Magnetic Ejecta Observed In Situ by STEREO-A and Wind at 55 degrees Angular Separation. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 929(2). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac602f

Al-Haddad, N., Galvin, A. B., Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C. J., & Yu, W. (2022). Investigating the Cross Sections of Coronal Mass Ejections through the Study of Nonradial Flows with STEREO/PLASTIC. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 927(1). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac32e1

Payne, D. S., Farrugia, C. J., Torbert, R. B., Germaschewski, K., Rogers, A. R., & Argall, M. R. (2021). Origin and structure of electromagnetic generator regions at the edge of the electron diffusion region. PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 28(11). doi:10.1063/5.0068317

Salman, T. M., Lugaz, N., Winslow, R. M., Farrugia, C. J., Jian, L. K., & Galvin, A. B. (2021). Categorization of Coronal Mass Ejection-driven Sheath Regions: Characteristics of STEREO Events. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 921(1). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac11f3

Gingell, I., Schwartz, S. J., Kucharek, H., Farrugia, C. J., & Trattner, K. J. (2021). Observing the prevalence of thin current sheets downstream of Earth's bow shock. PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 28(10). doi:10.1063/5.0062520

Liu, Y. D., Luhmann, J. G., Kajdic, 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. 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

Khodachenko, M. L., Ribas, I., Lammer, H., Griessmeier, J. -M., Leitner, M., Selsis, F., . . . Rucker, H. O. (2007). Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) activity of low mass M stars as an important factor for the habitability of terrestrial exoplanets. I. CME impact on expected magnetospheres of earth-like exoplanets in close-in habitable zones. ASTROBIOLOGY, 7(1), 167-184. doi:10.1089/ast.2006.0127

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

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