Imad Ahmad Barghouthi


Professor of Theoretical space plasma physics


Department of Physics, Al-Quds university,, P. O. Box 20002, Jerusalem, Palestine


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Telephone numbers





02-279 0730


+970-02-279 0730






  • 06/1989 - 03/1994 Utah State University, Logan, Utah, U.S.A., Ph.D. (Physics).
  • 01/1985 - 01/1988 University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, M.Sc. (Physics).
  • 09/1981 - 01/1985 University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, B.Sc. (Physics).

Research interests

  • Space plasma physics (wave-particle-interactions, Coulomb collisions in space plasma, and plasma transport theory).
  • Ionospheric physics (polar wind, high latitude F-region, auroral region, and ion velocity distribution and its moments).
  • Monte Carlo methods.
  • Nuclear and particle physics theory (nuclear reactions, scattering theory, and electro-weak theory).
  • Scientific literacy.
  • Science curriculum for the gifted and talented students.
  • Islam and science.

Teaching activities

Graduate Courses

Mathematical Physics, Electromagnetic Theory , Classical Mechanics, Space Physics, Plasma Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, Atmospheric Pollution, Islam and Science, Theory of knowledge in Islam.

Undergraduate Courses

General Physics (1 & 2), Quantum Mechanics (1& 2), Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics, Theory of Relativity, Waves and Vibrations, Optics, Modern Physics, Electromagnetic Theory (1 & 2), Experimental Physics (senior level), Philosophy of Physics (senior level).

Lectures / Classes /Spring semester 09/10

  • General Physics - 2
  • Electromagnetic Theory – 2
  • Special theory of relativity
  • Theory of knowledge in islam(Graduate course, faculty of arts)

Selected publications

  • I. A. Barghouthi (2008), A Monte Carlo study for ion outflows at high altitude and high latitude: Barghouthi model, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A08209 (2008) 1- 11.
  • IA. Barghouthi , N. M. Doudin , A. A. Saleh , V. Pierrard The effect of altitude and velocity dependent wave-particle interactions on the H+ and O+ outflows in the auroral region, Journal of atmospheric and solar-terrestrial physics,70, (2008) 1159 – 1169.
  • I. A. Barghouthi , N. M. Doudin , A. A. Saleh , V. Pierrard High-altitude and high-latitude O+ and H+ outflows: The effect of finite electromagnetic turbulence wavelength, Annales Geophysicae, 25, (2007), 2195 – 2202.
  • I. A. Barghouthi, and M. A. Atout , Monte Carlo modeling of toroidal ion distributions and ion temperatures at high altitudes equatorward of the cusp: The effect of finite gyroradius, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A03202 (2006) 1 – 7.
  • Pierrard and I. A. Barghouthi Effects of wave – particle interactions on double-hump distributions of the H+ polar wind, Astrophys. and Space Sci, 302, (2006), 35 - 41.
  • I. A. Barghouthi and A. R. Barakat A Monte Carlo study of the generalized Coulomb Milne problem, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar- Terrestrial Physics, 67, (2005) 1504 – 1518.
  • I. A. Barghouthi , O+ ion temperature partition coefficients β║ and β┴ : The effect of O+- O+ Coulomb self-collisions, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A06307. (2005), 1- 7.
  • I. A. Barghouthi , Incoherent radar spectra in the auroral ionosphere in the presence of large electric field: The effect of O+- O+ Coulomb collisions, Earth Planets and Space, 57, (2005) 515 – 520.