Nathan Schwadron

Phone: (603) 862-3451
Office: Physics, Morse Hall Rm 350, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Nathan Schwadron, professor in the Space Science Center.


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

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 407: General Physics I
  • PHYS 408: General Physics II Recitation
  • PHYS 935: Statistical Physics
  • PHYS 939: Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 954: Heliospheric Physics
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Townsend, L. W., Adams, J. H., Blattnig, S. R., Clowdsley, M. S., Fry, D. J., Jun, I., . . . Xapsos, M. A. (2018). Solar particle event storm shelter requirements for missions beyond low Earth orbit. Life Sciences in Space Research, 17, 32-39. doi:10.1016/j.lssr.2018.02.002

Schwadron, N. A., Rahmanifard, F., Wilson, J., Jordan, A. P., Spence, H. E., Joyce, C. J., . . . Zeitlin, C. (2018). Update on the Worsening Particle Radiation Environment Observed by CRaTER and Implications for Future Human Deep-Space Exploration. Space Weather, 16(3), 289-303. doi:10.1002/2017sw001803

Quinn, P., Schwadron, N., Moebius, E., Berger, L., & Drews, C. (2017). Abundance of C+/O+ Inner Source Pickup Ions Produced by Solar Wind Recycling, Neutralization, and Sputtering. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Winslow, R. M., Lugaz, N., Schwadron, N., Farrugia, C. J., Guo, J., Wimmer-Schweingruber, R. F., . . . Lawrence, D. J. (2017). Opening a Window on ICME Evolution and GCR Modulation During Propagation in the Innermost Heliosphere. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Dayeh, M. A., Zirnstein, E., Funsten, H. O., Fuselier, S. A., McComas, D. J., Schwadron, N., & Szalay, J. R. (2017). Spatial, temporal, and circularity variations of the ENA ribbon over seven years of IBEX observations. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

McComas, D. J., Alexashov, D., Bzowski, M., Fahr, H., Heerikhuisen, J., Izmodenov, V., . . . Zank, G. P. (2012). The Heliosphere's Interstellar Interaction: No Bow Shock. Science, 336(6086), 1291-1293. doi:10.1126/science.1221054

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

Schwadron, N. A., Bzowski, M., Crew, G. B., Gruntman, M., Fahr, H., Fichtner, H., . . . Zank, G. P. (2009). Comparison of Interstellar Boundary Explorer Observations with 3D Global Heliospheric Models. Science, 326(5955), 966-968. doi:10.1126/science.1180986

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

McComas, D. J., Ebert, R. W., Elliott, H. A., Goldstein, B. E., Gosling, J. T., Schwadron, N. A., & Skoug, R. M. (n.d.). Weaker solar wind from the polar coronal holes and the whole Sun. Geophysical Research Letters, 35(18). doi:10.1029/2008gl034896

Most Cited Publications