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Dr Colin Forsyth
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Holmbury St Mary
Tel: +44 1483 204 266
  • Senior Research Assistant
  • Dept of Space & Climate Physics
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Research Groups
Research Summary

Space plasmas, magnetospheric and auroral physics. Particular interests in:

  1. the acceleration of auroral particles by quasi-static and wave electric fields; 
  2. the dynamics, energy transport and fast magnetic flux transport within the magnetotail;
  3. the energy coupling between the magnetosphere and ionosphere;
  4. the interpretation and limitations of multi-spacecraft and single-spacecraft analysis techniques.
 I primarily study these phenomena using data from ESA's Cluster spacecraft, supplemented by data from ground-based observatories and other magnetospheric observatories.

Academic Background
2009 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Space Science University of Leicester
2005 MPhy Master of Physics – Physics and Astrophysics University of Leicester
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