Owen Wyn Roberts

Research Fellow


Main Research Fields

 My research is focussed on plasma turbulence at proton scales. The solar wind offers one of the best natural plasma laboratories where spacecraft are much smaller in size than the characteristic sizes of the turbulence. This makes measurements of the plasma simpler than in a laboratory where often instruments are of the same size as the measured parameters making. My research currently uses data from the Cluster mission which consists of four spacecraft making it the ideal mission to study turbulence in three dimensions.


  • Plasma Turbulence
  • Kinetic Physics of the Solar wind
  • Multi spacecraft analysis techniques

Ongoing collaborations

  • Philippe Escoubet (ESTEC)
  • Xing Li (Aberystwyth University)
  • Denise Perrone (ESAC)
  • Bo Li (Shangdong University)
  • Olga Alexandrova (Observatoire de Paris)

Project/mission at ESA

  • Cluster
  • Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission
  • THOR