M.A. Reynolds   M. Anthony Reynolds

Associate Professor of Engineering Physics
Department of Physical Sciences
Embry-Riddle University
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Office: COAS 319.20 
Phone: (386) 226-7752 
Fax: (386) 226-6621 
email: reynodb2@erau.removethis.edu

        Dr. Reynolds received his B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1987, and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1995.  His dissertation was concerned with the role that waves play in the transport of energy and momentum in nonequilibrium plasmas.  He then spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Plasma Physics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory, where he studied space plasma physics, and three years as a faculty member at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Howard University.  In August 2001 he joined the faculty of the Department of Physical Sciences of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

       He is currently teaching physics courses and also pursuing research into fundamental issues of plasma physics and space physics.  For more information concerning his research, see the links below.

        His Erdos number is 5, and his Bacon number is 2. Therefore, his Erdos-Bacon number is 7. (see here for details)

         Offical ERAU faculty web page 

Invitation: Come by my office, we'll have a cup of  and talk about physics (or chess). You can also borrow a book from my library (current listing is here). Or check out this list of books. My recent publications on arXiv can be found here. Or, if you want a letter of recommendation, see here.

If you're interested in the Standard Model of particle physics, you can read my popular book "Fundamental Physics in the Third Millennium."   (or purchase from Amazon)
If you want a textbook on Modern Physics (relativity and quantum mechanics), you can read "Twentieth Century Physics"  (or purchase from Amazon)

"The truth is, when all is said and done, one does not teach a subject, one teaches a student how to learn it.  Teaching may look like administering a dose, but even a dose must be worked on by the body if it is to cure.  Each individual must cure his or her own ignorance.  Accordingly, all sound educational theory enjoins individual attention."
- Jacques Barzun


General Links:
Modern Plasma Theory, by Burton D. Fried  
Physical Sciences Colloquium Series (not current)
Equivalency Exams  (please contact Dr Bereket Berhane)
ERGS - Elston Relativity and Gravitation Symposium

Accurate Time 
Fundamental Physics in the Third Millennium  August 2011  

Society of Physics Students/

   Fusion physics  
   What are plasmas?

Ideas for independent study 

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory
Upper Atmospheric Branch, Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory
Institute d'Aeronomie Spatiale de Belgique
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology

Research Links:
The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere
The SOHO satellite
Space Weather
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Windows to the Universe 
Views of the Solar System  

   more links
  Plasmaphile  ( 
former physics blog )

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"Nature abhors a vacuum" - Aristotle
"Nature abhors an electric field" - Reynolds
"Nature abhors a naked singularity" - Hawking