Margaret Campbell-Brown, Professor and Undergrad Chair


Contact Information

Office: PAB 239
Tel: (519) 661-2111 x86712
E-mail: margaret.campbell

Meteor Physics
Western Institute for Earth & Space Exploration

Research Areas

Meteor Physics

Research Interests

I am interested in the distribution and origin of meteoroids. In particular:

  • The origin of sporadic meteoroids (particular comets, any asteroidal or interstellar)
  • The physical and chemical properties of meteoroids, as determined from ablation modelling
  • The flux of sporadic meteors near the Earth

For more information:
Summary of Research Programs
UWO Meteor Group Research
Research jobs within the Meteor Group


  1. Kipreos, Y., Campbell-Brown, M., Brown, P., and Vida, D., “Characterizing the daytime sextantids meteor shower and unveiling the nature of the phaethon-geminid stream complex”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 516, no. 1, pp. 924–941, 2022. doi:10.1093/mnras/stac2249.
  2. Vida, D., Blaauw Erskine, R. C., Brown, P. G., Kambulow, J., Campbell-Brown, M., and Mazur, M. J., “Computing optical meteor flux using global meteor network data”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 515, no. 2, pp. 2322–2339, 2022. doi:10.1093/mnras/stac1766.
  3. Dewsnap, R. L. and Campbell-Brown, M., “Radar observations of the daytime β-Taurids and ζ-Perseids”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 507, no. 3, pp. 4521–4529, 2021. doi:10.1093/mnras/stab2351.
  4. Campbell-Brown, M. D., Stober, G., Jacobi, C., Kero, J., Kozlovsky, A., and Lester, M., “Radar observations of Draconid outbursts”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 507, no. 1, pp. 852–857, 2021. doi:10.1093/mnras/stab2174.

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Astronomy 9601: Solar System and Planetary Astronomy

Physics 2101: Intermediate Physics
Physics 3300: Electromagnetic Theory I


  • Western Faculty Scholar, 2018-2020

Professional Activities

  • President, International Astronomical Union Commission F1, 2021-2024
  • Scientific Organizing Committee, Asteroids Comets Meteors 2023