Research Areas

The Space Physics group at Princeton utilizes theory, modeling, and spacecraft data analysis to carry out a broad range of space physics research. Space physics is the study of plasmas and their interaction with Earth, planetary bodies in our Solar System, the interplanetary medium, as well as the interaction of the solar wind plasma emitted by the Sun with the local interstellar environment. Both small and large-scale changes in solar activity propagate into the interplanetary medium, evolving the solar wind's interaction with planetary magnetospheres, dusty bodies, and the heliosphere.

These broad research areas include:

Sun and Solar Wind
Heliosphere and Local Interstellar Medium
Planetary Bodies