Imperial College London

Dr Julia E. Stawarz

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Royal Society University Research Fellow



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I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Space and Atmospheric Physics group of the Physics Department. I received my Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Colorado Boulder where I held a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. I was awarded the Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science from the American Geophysical Union in 2018.

My research focuses on using spacecraft observations to study plasma turbulence, magnetic reconnection, and related small-scale plasma processes in the Earth's magnetosphere and the solar wind. I am currently closely involved with NASA's Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) mission, as a member of the science team. In addition to analysing the data from MMS, I have also contributed to planning scientific operations for the mission. Previously, I have worked extensively with data from NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) and Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) missions and have experience performing and analysing direct numerical simulations of magnetohydrodynamic and Hall magnetohydrodynamic turbulence.



Laker R, Horbury TS, Matteini L, et al., 2022, Switchback deflections beyond the early parker solar probe encounters, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ISSN:0035-8711

Ergun RE, Pathak N, Usanova ME, et al., 2022, Observation of Magnetic Reconnection in a Region of Strong Turbulence, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol:935, ISSN:2041-8205

Ergun RE, Usanova ME, Turner DL, et al., 2022, Bursty bulk flow turbulence as a source of energetic particles to the outer radiation belt, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:49, ISSN:0094-8276

Bessho N, Chen L-J, Stawarz J, et al., 2022, Strong reconnection electric fields in shock-driven turbulence, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:29, ISSN:1070-664X, Pages:1-23

Stawarz J, Eastwood J, Phan T, et al., 2022, Turbulence-driven magnetic reconnection and the magnetic correlation length: observations from magnetospheric multiscale in Earth's magnetosheath, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:29, ISSN:1070-664X, Pages:1-20

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