Imperial College London

Professor Adrian Muxworthy

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Earth and Planetary Magnetism



+44 (0)20 7594 6442adrian.muxworthy




4.48Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






  • Geomagnetic field variation
  • Unravelling complex magnetic signals
  • Anthropogenic pollution
  • Mineral magnetism applied to hydrocarbon research
  • Magnetotactic bacteria
  • Meteoritic magnetism (with IARC)

I head the Natural Magnetism Group at Imperial, am a member of the Geodynamics: Core to Surface group and the EPSRC funded SPIN-lab,  and am a Principal Investigator at the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

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Adrian is a Professor of Earth and Planetary Magnetism at Imperial College London, where he heads the Natural Magnetism Group. He was a Royal Society University Research Fellow from 2004 to 2012. Before that he held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, Univ. München and the GFZ Potsdam. He completed his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford, and was an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. He spent a year at the GFZ Potsdam whilst a Royal Society URF.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

North T, Muxworthy A, Williams W, et al., 2024, The effect of stress on paleomagnetic signals: a micromagnetic study of magnetite's single-vortex response, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:51, ISSN:0094-8276

Nagy L, Tauxe L, Williams W, et al., 2023, Chasing tails: Insights from micromagnetic modeling for thermomagnetic recording in non-uniform magnetic structures, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:49, ISSN:0094-8276

Muxworthy AR, Turney J, Qi L, et al., 2023, Interpreting high-temperature magnetic susceptibility data of natural systems, Frontiers in Earth Science, Vol:11, ISSN:2296-6463

Steele SC, Fu R, Volk MWR, et al., 2023, Paleomagnetic evidence for a long-lived, potentially reversing martian dynamo at ~3.9 Ga, Science Advances, Vol:9, ISSN:2375-2548, Pages:1-13

Baker EB, Muxworthy A, 2023, Using Preisach theory to evaluate chemical remanent magnetization and its behavior during Thellier-Thellier-Coe paleointensity experiments, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, ISSN:2169-9356

North TL, Collins G, Davison T, et al., 2023, The heterogeneous response of Martian meteorite Allan Hills 84001 to planar shock, Icarus, Vol:390, ISSN:0019-1035

Muxworthy A, Baker E, 2021, ThellierCoolPy: A cooling-rate correction tool for paleointensity data, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Vol:22, ISSN:1525-2027, Pages:1-8

Maidment S, Muxworthy A, 2019, A chronostratigraphic framework for the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, western USA, Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol:89, ISSN:1527-1404, Pages:1017-1038

Nagy L, Williams W, Tauxe L, et al., 2019, From nano to micro: evolution of magnetic domain structures in multi‐domain magnetite, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Vol:20, ISSN:1525-2027, Pages:2907-2918

Penny C, Muxworthy A, Fabian K, 2019, Mean-field modelling of magnetic nanoparticles: The effect of particle size and shape on the Curie temperature, Physical Review B, Vol:99, ISSN:1098-0121

Nagy L, Williiams W, Tauxe L, et al., 2018, Thermomagnetic recording fidelity of nanometer sized iron: implications for planetary magnetism, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN:0027-8424

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