Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan P. Eastwood

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Space Physics



jonathan.eastwood Website




Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I conduct research into the basic properties of collisionless plasmas, by analyzing spacecraft observations of such plasmas in space. I am particularly interested in understanding the physics of magnetic reconnection and collisionless shocks. This research is also of practical importance, because ultimately it helps us to understand and predict Space Weather. Space weather research is our effort to understand how the conditions in space near the Earth are affected by the Sun.

For more information, please visit my research webpage

Guest Lectures

The diffusion region in collisionless magnetic reconnection: new results from in-situ observations in the earth's magnetotail, University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA, 2010

Research Student Supervision

Al Qazzaz,A, A global magnetohydrodynamic simulation of the magnetosphere using HPC

Bhojwani,K, HPC Simulations of the Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interaction

Fox,PT, The effect of geomagnetic activity on Global Navigational Satellite Systems performance

Mejnertsen,L, A global magnetohydrodynamic simulation of the magnetosphere using HPC

Mistry,R, Probing the physics of magnetic reconnection using in situ satellite measurements

Videira,J, An analysis of activity in the magnetotail of Mars using data from Mars global surveyor (UROP)