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 lad 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


First year electricity and magnetism

Third year tutorials

MSci projects in solar wind physics



Aizawa S, Persson M, Menez T, et al., 2022, LatHyS global hybrid simulation of the BepiColombo second Venus flyby, Planetary and Space Science, Vol:218, ISSN:0032-0633

Trotta D, Pecora F, Settino A, et al., 2022, On the Transmission of Turbulent Structures across the Earth's Bow Shock, Astrophysical Journal, Vol:933, ISSN:0004-637X

Dimmock AP, Khotyaintsev YV, Lalti A, et al., 2022, Analysis of multiscale structures at the quasi-perpendicular Venus bow shock Results from Solar Orbiter's first Venus flyby, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol:660, ISSN:0004-6361

Reville V, Fargette N, Rouillard AP, et al., 2022, Flux rope and dynamics of the heliospheric current sheet Study of the Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter conjunction of June 2020, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol:659, ISSN:0004-6361

Desai M, Mitchell DG, McComas DJ, et al., 2022, Suprathermal Ion Energy Spectra and Anisotropies near the Heliospheric Current Sheet Crossing Observed by the Parker Solar Probe during Encounter 7, Astrophysical Journal, Vol:927, ISSN:0004-637X

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