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 will be offering a STFC-funded PhD project starting in October 2024 on solar wind physics; please get in touch if you are interested.

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



Laker R, Horbury TS, Woodham LD, et al., 2024, Coherent deflection patternãndãssociated temperature enhancements in the near-Sun solar wind, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:527, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:10440-10447

Louarn P, Fedorov A, Prech L, et al., 2024, Skewness and kurtosis of solar wind proton distribution functions: The normal inverse-Gaussian model and its implications, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol:682, ISSN:0004-6361

Klein KG, Spence H, Alexandrova O, et al., 2023, HelioSwarm: a multipoint, multiscale mission to characterize turbulence, Space Science Reviews, Vol:219, ISSN:0038-6308

Trotta D, Horbury TS, Lario D, et al., 2023, Irregular Proton Injection to High Energies at Interplanetary Shocks, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol:957, ISSN:2041-8205

Paouris E, Vourlidas A, Kouloumvakos A, et al., 2023, The Space Weather Context of the First Extreme Event of Solar Cycle 25, on 2022 September 5, Astrophysical Journal, Vol:956, ISSN:0004-637X

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