Nathan Schwadron

Physics and Astronomy
Phone: (603) 862-3451
Office: Physics, Morse Hall Rm 350, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Physics, Oberlin College

Courses Taught

  • 440A: Hon/Our Place in the Universe
  • 999: Doctoral Research
  • PHYS 407: General Physics I
  • PHYS 440A: Hon/Our Place in the Universe
  • PHYS 954: Heliospheric Physics
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Frisch, P. C., Piirola, V., Berdyugin, A. B., Heiles, C., Cole, A., Hill, K., . . . Redfield, S. (2022). Whence the Interstellar Magnetic Field Shaping the Heliosphere?. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES, 259(2). doi:10.3847/1538-4365/ac5750

Swaczyna, P., Kubiak, M. A., Bzowski, M., Bower, J., Fuselier, S. A., Galli, A., . . . Schwadron, N. A. (2022). Very Local Interstellar Medium Revealed by a Complete Solar Cycle of Interstellar Neutral Helium Observations with IBEX. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES, 259(2). doi:10.3847/1538-4365/ac4bde

Starkey, M. J., Dayeh, M. A., Fuselier, S. A., Petrinec, S. M., McComas, D. J., Ogasawara, K., . . . Schwadron, N. A. (2022). Determining the Near-Instantaneous Curvature of Earth's Bow Shock Using Simultaneous IBEX and MMS Observations. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 127(3). doi:10.1029/2021JA030036

Watson, A. S., Smith, C. W., Marchuk, A. V., Argall, M. R., Joyce, C. J., Isenberg, P. A., . . . Murphy, N. (2022). High-latitude Observations of Inertial-range Turbulence by the Ulysses Spacecraft During the Solar Minimum of 1993-96. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 927(1). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac4588

Desai, M. I., Mitchell, D. G., McComas, D. J., Drake, J. F., Phan, T., Szalay, J. R., . . . Horbury, T. S. (2022). Suprathermal Ion Energy Spectra and Anisotropies near the Heliospheric Current Sheet Crossing Observed by the Parker Solar Probe during Encounter 7. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 927(1). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac4961

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. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS, 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

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

McComas, D. J., Ebert, R. W., Elliott, H. A., Goldstein, B. E., Gosling, J. T., Schwadron, N. A., & Skoug, R. M. (2008). Weaker solar wind from the polar coronal holes and the whole Sun. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 35(18). doi:10.1029/2008GL034896

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

Most Cited Publications