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Dr Robert Wicks

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering


  • Physics PhD December 01 2008
  • Physics MSc June 30 2005
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2018

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Determining the Bulk Parameters of Plasma Electrons from Pitch-Angle Distribution Measurements, Nicolaou, G., Wicks, R., Livadiotis, G., Verscharen, D., Owen, C., Kataria, D. 16 Jan 2020, In: Entropy
  • On the Determination of Kappa Distribution Functions from Space Plasma Observations, Nicolaou, G., Livadiotis, G., Wicks, R. 13 Feb 2020, In: Entropy
  • The evolution of inverted magnetic fields through the inner heliosphere, Macneil, A., Owens, M., Wicks, R., Lockwood, M., Bentley, S., Lang, M. 21 May 2020, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Active Region Modulation of Coronal Hole Solar Wind, Macneil, A., Owen, C., Baker, D., Brooks, D., Harra, L., Long, D., Wicks, R. 17 Dec 2019, In: The Astrophysical Journal
  • Editorial: Topical Collection on Multi-Point Measurements of the Thermosphere with the QB50 Mission, Wicks, R., Miles, D. 4 Feb 2019, In: Space Science Reviews
  • On the Calculation of the Effective Polytropic Index in Space Plasmas, Nicolaou, G., Livadiotis, G., Wicks, R. 12 Oct 2019, In: Entropy
  • Organisational Resilience for Severe Space Weather, Wicks, R., Pescaroli, G., Green, L., Turner, S. 20 Jun 2019
  • Parallel-propagating Fluctuations at Proton-kinetic Scales in the Solar Wind Are Dominated By Kinetic Instabilities, Woodham, L., Wicks, R., Verscharen, D., Owen, C., Maruca, B., Alterman, B. 18 Oct 2019, In: The Astrophysical Journal
  • The Fluid-like and Kinetic Behavior of Kinetic Alfvén Turbulence in Space Plasma, Wu, H., Verscharen, D., Wicks, R., Chen, C., He, J., Nicolaou, G. 14 Jan 2019, In: The Astrophysical Journal


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