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

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

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), 1391-1395. doi:10.1126/science.aat2998

Salman, T. M., Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C. J., Winslow, R. M., Galvin, A. B., & Schwadron, N. A. (2018). Forecasting Periods of Strong Southward Magnetic Field Following Interplanetary Shocks. Space Weather, 16(12), 2004-2021. doi:10.1029/2018sw002056

Farrugia, C. J., Cohen, I. J., Vasquez, B. J., Lugaz, N., Alm, L., Torbert, R. B., . . . Pollock, C. J. (2018). Effects in the Near‐Magnetopause Magnetosheath Elicited by Large‐Amplitude Alfvénic Fluctuations Terminating in a Field and Flow Discontinuity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(11), 8983-9004. doi:10.1029/2018ja025724

Fuselier, S. A., Petrinec, S. M., Trattner, K. J., Broll, J. M., Burch, J. L., Giles, B. L., . . . Cassak, P. A. (2018). Observational Evidence of Large-Scale Multiple Reconnection at the Earth's Dayside Magnetopause. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(10), 8407-8421. doi:10.1029/2018ja025681

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