Project Advisors

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Jack Quinn

My research interests are in experimental space plasma physics- particularly the areas of plasma transport, energization, and "injection" processes in the Earth's magnetosphere. Our group, as part of an international collaboration, has developed a novel technique for measuring electric fields in space using an "active" technique that involves firing a beam of electrons from a satellite and detecting its return. This experiment is scheduled to fly for the first time on the Equator-S satellite in late 1997. We are also actively involved in analyzing data from the "Wind" and "Polar" satellites as part of the International Solar Terrestrial Physics program. In addition to these in-situ measurements, we are working on techinques for remotely characterizing plasma populations by detecting and imaging charge-exchanged neutral atoms.

Jack Quinn received a B.A. in Physics at the University of Colorado in 1975, and a PhD in Physics at the University of California, San Diego in 1981. He currently holds a joint appointment in Eos and the Department of Physics.
Charles Farrugia

My research is in the area of solar wind- magnetosphere coupling, in particular, the interaction of inter-planetary magnetic clouds with the magnetosphere; substorms; ionosphereic and auroral signatures of magnetopause processes; and the physics of plasma depletion layers. I also work in modelling the nonlinear evolution of magnetic clouds. This work has both numerical and data analysis components.

Charles J. Farrugia received a BS in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Malta, an MS in General Relativity from the University of Bern, Switzerland (1979); a Dip. Educ. from the University of London (1982) and a Ph.D. in Space Physics from the University of Bern (1984). He is currently a research scientist at EOS, UNH.