M. Anthony Reynolds Photo M. Anthony Reynolds
Associate Professor

Contact Information

Associate Professor of Engineering Physics
Department of Physical Sciences

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical 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

Official ERAU Faculty Web Page


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 teaches physics and engineering courses and his current research interests include nonlinear Alfvén waves in the solar wind, the quiet-time structure of the inner magnetosphere, and philosophy of science and the scientific method. He is currently teaching physics courses and also pursuing research into fundamental issues of plasma physics and space physics.

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


Come by my office! We'll have a cup of coffee 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