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.



Quijia P, Fraternale F, Stawarz J, et al., 2021, Comparing turbulence in a Kelvin-Helmholtz instability region across the terrestrial magnetopause, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ISSN:0035-8711

Stawarz JE, Matteini L, Parashar TN, et al., 2021, Comparative analysis of the various generalized Ohm's law terms in magnetosheath turbulence as observed by magnetospheric multiscale, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9380, Pages:1-14

Eastwood JP, Goldman M, Phan TD, et al., 2020, Energy flux densities near the electron dissipation region in asymmetric magnetopause reconnection, Physical Review Letters, Vol:125, ISSN:0031-9007, Pages:1-6

Pouquet A, Rosenberg D, Stawarz JE, 2020, Interplay between turbulence and waves: large-scale helical transfer, and small-scale dissipation and mixing in fluid and Hall-MHD turbulence, Atti Della Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei Rendiconti Lincei Scienze Fisiche E Naturali, Vol:31, ISSN:2037-4631, Pages:949-961

Woodham L, Horbury T, Matteini L, et al., 2020, Enhanced proton parallel temperature inside patches of switchbacks in the inner heliosphere, Astronomy and Astrophysics: a European Journal, ISSN:0004-6361

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