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

  • PHYS 987: Magnetospheres
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Farrugia, C. J., Rogers, A. J., Torbert, R. B., Genestreti, K. J., Nakamura, T. K. M., Lavraud, B., . . . Dors, I. (2021). An Encounter With the Ion and Electron Diffusion Regions at a Flapping and Twisted Tail Current Sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126(3). doi:10.1029/2020ja028903

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

Petrinec, S. M., Burch, J. L., Chandler, M., Farrugia, C. J., Fuselier, S. A., Giles, B. L., . . . Zhao, C. (2020). Characteristics of Minor Ions and Electrons in Flux Transfer Events Observed by the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125(7). doi:10.1029/2020ja027778

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

Vernisse, Y., Lavraud, B., Faganello, M., Fadanelli, S., Sisti, M., Califano, F., . . . Toledo‐Redondo, S. (2020). Latitudinal Dependence of the Kelvin‐Helmholtz Instability and Beta Dependence of Vortex‐Induced High‐Guide Field Magnetic Reconnection. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125(5). doi:10.1029/2019ja027333

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

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