Gary M. Erickson

Gary M. Erickson Dr. Gary M. Erickson
Title: Visiting Associate Professor
Phone: (936) 261-3135
Fax: (936) 261-3149
Email: gmerickson@pvamu.edu
Office Hours: MW: 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00 PM
Curriculum Vitae:Erickson.pdf

Education:

B.S., Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1976
M.S., Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida,1978
Ph. D., Rice University, Houston, Texas, 1985

Course materials:

Pre Labs of all Experiments:
Physics I Prelabs
Physics II Prelabs

Manuals:
Physics 2121 Lab Manual
Summary University Physics I
Summary University Physics II
Summary General Physics I
Summary General Physics II

Teaching Schedule, Fall 2016

Section
Days
Room
Time
PHYS 2121-P81-General Physics Lab II W NSCI-301 2:00-4:50
PHYS 2121-P82-General Physics Lab II R NSCI-301 2:00-4:50
PHYS 2523-P02-University Physics II
TR
NSCI-301
9:30-10:50
PHYS 2123-P02-General Physics II TR NSCI-301 12:30-1:50
PHYS 2521-P81-University Physics Lab II M NSCI-301 2:00-4:50
PHYS 2521-P82-University Physics Lab II T NSCI-301 2:00-4:50
PHYS 3123-P01-Electricity and Magnetism I MWF NSCI-323 1:00-1:50

Teaching Schedule, Spring 2016

Section
Days
Room
Time
PHYS 2121-P81-General Physics Lab II W NSCI-301 2:00-4:50
PHYS 2523-P01-University Physics II
MWF
NSCI-301
11:00-11:50
PHYS 2123-P02-General Physics II TR NSCI-104 12:30-1:50
PHYS 2521-P81-University Physics Lab II M NSCI-301 2:00-4:50
PHYS 2521-P82-University Physics Lab II T NSCI-301 2:00-4:50
PHYS 2521-P83-University Physics Lab II M NSCI-301 5:00-7:50
PHYS 3183-P01-Modern Physics I
MWF
NSCI-330AH
10:00-10:50
PHYS 4103-P01-Advanced Physics Lab
MWF
NSCI-323
1:00-1:50

Research:

Space Physics

Prof. Erickson’s research is focused on the transport of plasma and magnetic flux in Earth’s magnetosphere and the modes of geomagnetic activity (space weather).  He was first to elaborate the “pressure-balance inconsistency” problem resulting in magnetospheric substorms.  Prof. Erickson was a member of the science team for the development of the Integrated Space Weather Prediction Model (ISM) by Mission Research Corporation and consults for the space environmental modeling team at Rice University.  Prof. Erickson is author or co-author of over 45 refereed papers and currently serves as a Principal Investigator for NASA to study magnetospheric transport. Under that grant, Prof. Erickson currently employs and mentors two undergraduate students.

Service:

Co-Chair, Research Advisory Committee

Research Scientist, Solar Observatory

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