Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Space Physics



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Reader in Space Physics

My scientific interests lie in understanding the large scale structure and dynamics of the heliospheric magnetic field, the solar wind in which it is embedded, and their relationship and response to the structures present in the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona.  In particular I have played a leading role in exploiting the magnetic field data from the Ulysses spacecraft, the first and only spacecraft to explore the polar regions of the heliosphere, which ceased operations in 2009 after 18 years, well through its third orbit around the Sun.

My current activities are directed at exploiting multi-point observation opportunities provided by the fleet of in-situ spacecraft presently operating in the inner heliosphere (STEREO, ACE, WIND, Artemis, Venus Express, Messenger) in combination with remote sensing observations of the corona and heliosphere from STEREO.



Davies E, Forsyth R, Good S, et al., 2020, On the radial and longitudinal variation of a magnetic cloud: ACE, wind, ARTEMIS and Juno observations, Solar Physics: a Journal for Solar and Solar-stellar Research and the Study of Solar Terrestrial Physics, Vol:295, ISSN:0038-0938

Good SW, Kilpua EKJ, LaMoury AT, et al., 2019, Self‐similarity of ICME flux ropes: Observations by radially aligned spacecraft in the inner Heliosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol:124, ISSN:2169-9380, Pages:4960-4982

Good SW, Forsyth RJ, Eastwood JP, et al., 2018, Correlation of ICME magnetic fields at radially aligned spacecraft, Solar Physics, Vol:293, ISSN:0038-0938

Moestl C, Isavnin A, Boakes PD, et al., 2017, Modeling observations of solar coronal mass ejections with heliospheric imagers verified with the Heliophysics System Observatory, Space Weather-the International Journal of Research and Applications, Vol:15, ISSN:1539-4956, Pages:955-970

Good SW, Forsyth RJ, 2016, Interplanetary coronal mass ejections observed by MESSENGER and Venus Express, Solar Physics, Vol:291, ISSN:1573-093X, Pages:239-263

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