Gary M. Erickson

Gary M. Erickson Dr. Gary M. Erickson
Title: Visiting Associate Professor
Phone: (936) 261-3135
Fax: (936) 261-3149
Curriculum Vitae:Erickson.pdf


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:

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

Summary University Physics I
Summary University Physics II
Summary General Physics I
Summary General Physics II



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.


Co-Chair, Research Advisory Committee

Research Scientist, Solar Observatory