Dr Chris Arridge FHEA


Research Overview

My research is focused in the study of magnetised plasmas in a variety of solar system and astrophysical contexts. This research contributes to our understanding of solar system bodies, how they interact with their surroundings, and the basic plasma physics of these interactions. Most of my work focuses on the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune but I have also studied Venus. To carry out this research I use empirical modelling, in situ data analysis from spacecraft such as Cassini at Saturn, statistical studies, and theory/simulations.

Fly Me To The Moon: The Science of Putting Humans on Another World
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Examining Interchange at the Outer Planets using JERICHO: a Kinetic-Ion, Fluid-Electron Hybrid Plasma Model
Oral presentation

Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets Meeting 2022
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Examining Radial-Interchange in the Jovian Magnetosphere using JERICHO: a Kinetic-Ion, Fluid-Electron Hybrid Model
Oral presentation

Light up Lancaster

National Astronomy Meeting 2019
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

AGU Fall Meeting 2016
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Cassini MAPS Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

AGU Chapman Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

12th European Space Weather Week
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

National Astronomy Meeting 2015
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets 2015
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Science and Technology Facilities Council (External organisation)
Membership of committee

UK Space Agency
Business Engagement

Geophysical Research Letters (Journal)
Editorial activity

  • DSI - Foundations
  • Space and Planetary Physics