Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7676t.horbury Website




6M72Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Member of the Space and Atmospheric Physics  group.

Principal Investigator of the Solar Orbiter magnetometer

Research interests

  • Waves and turbulence in plasmas
  • Solar wind structures
  • Novel data analysis techniques


2017: First year mechanics

From 2019: First year electricity and magnetism



Dover NP, Palmer CAJ, Babzien M, et al., 2012, Optical probing of shocks driven into overdense plasmas by laser hole-boring

Horbury TS, Matteini L, Stansby D, 2018, Short, large-amplitude speed enhancements in the near-Sun fast solar wind, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:478, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:1980-1986

Stansby D, Horbury TS, 2018, Number density structures in the inner heliosphere, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol:613, ISSN:1432-0746

Owens MJ, Riley P, Horbury TS, 2017, Probabilistic Solar Wind and Geomagnetic Forecasting Using an Analogue Ensemble or "Similar Day" Approach, Solar Physics, Vol:292, ISSN:0038-0938

Riley P, Ben-Nun M, Linker JA, et al., 2017, Forecasting the properties of the solar wind using simple pattern recognition, Space Weather-the International Journal of Research and Applications, Vol:15, ISSN:1542-7390, Pages:526-540

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