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 954: Heliospheric Physics
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Bower, J. S., Moebius, E., Berger, L., Farrugia, C., Keilbach, D., Lee, M. A., . . . Taut, A. (2019). Effect of Rapid Changes of Solar Wind Conditions on the Pickup Ion Velocity Distribution. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124(8), 6418-6437. doi:10.1029/2019ja026781

Zeitlin, C., Narici, L., Rios, R. R., Rizzo, A., Stoffle, N., Hassler, D. M., . . . Spence, H. E. (2019). Comparisons of High‐Linear Energy Transfer Spectra on the ISS and in Deep Space. Space Weather, 17(3), 396-418. doi:10.1029/2018sw002103

Jordan, A. P., Stubbs, T. J., Shusterman, M. L., Izenberg, N. R., Wilson, J. K., Hayne, P. O., . . . Spence, H. E. (2019). How dielectric breakdown may contribute to the global weathering of regolith on the moon. Icarus, 319, 785-794. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2018.10.025

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

McComas, D. J., Christian, E. R., Schwadron, N. A., Fox, N., Westlake, J., Allegrini, F., . . . Zirnstein, E. J. (2018). Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP): A New NASA Mission. Space Science Reviews, 214(8). doi:10.1007/s11214-018-0550-1

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

Heerikhuisen, J., Pogorelov, N. V., Zank, G. P., Crew, G. B., Frisch, P. C., Funsten, H. O., . . . Schwadron, N. A. (2010). PICK-UP IONS IN THE OUTER HELIOSHEATH: A POSSIBLE MECHANISM FOR THE INTERSTELLAR BOUNDARY EXplorer RIBBON. The Astrophysical Journal, 708(2), L126-L130. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/708/2/l126

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

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