Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Physics



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




6M65Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Member of the Space and Atmospheric Physics  group

Principal Investigator of the Solar Orbiter magnetometer

Science lead of the IMAP magnetometer

Science lead of the HelioSwarm magnetometer

Science team member, FIELDS and SWEAP on Parker Solar Probe

PhD projects

I am not offering a PhD project at this time.

UROP opportunities

I am not offering any UROP placements this summer.

Research interests

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


Assessor, MSci projects



Šafránková J, Němeček Z, Němec F, et al., 2023, Evolution of Magnetic Field Fluctuations and Their Spectral Properties within the Heliosphere: Statistical Approach, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol:946, ISSN:2041-8205

Raouafi NE, Stenborg G, Seaton DB, et al., 2023, Magnetic Reconnection as the Driver of the Solar Wind, Astrophysical Journal, Vol:945, ISSN:0004-637X

Krasnoselskikh V, Tsurutani BT, Dudok de Wit T, et al., 2023, ICARUS: in-situ studies of the solar corona beyond Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter, Experimental Astronomy, Vol:54, ISSN:0922-6435, Pages:277-315

Raouafi NE, Matteini L, Squire J, et al., 2023, Parker solar probe: four years of discoveries at solar cycle minimum, Space Science Reviews, Vol:219, ISSN:0038-6308, Pages:1-140

Trotta D, Hietala H, Horbury T, et al., 2023, Multi-spacecraft observations of shocklets at an interplanetary shock, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:520, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:437-445

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