Dr. Scott M. LaBrake
Senior Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy
Union College Department of Physics and Astronomy
The United States Navy Flight Demonstration Team, The Blue Angels
The United States Air Force Flight Demonstration Team, The Thunderbirds
For a list of courses I've taught at Union College.
Course in progress for Fall 2021: Physics 100 & Physics 111
The Union College Pelletron Particle Accelerator
My favorite morning radio show. with Free Beer , Hot Wings , & Joe live on location in Clifton Park.
Special Air Force Mission 28000 - Air Force One
Waikoloa, Hawaii 2009
The New England Aquarium
Binghamton Airshow 2009
Jones Beach Airshow 2008
Rochester International Airshow 2008 featuring the Thunderbirds
The Great New England Airshow 2008
Some of these airshow photos, as well as other non-airplane related pictures, can also be found on Flickr.
My Research Students.
My doctoral thesis (under the direction of Ariel Caticha) on the electromagnetic theory of modal excitation,
propagation (including surface roughness effects) and diffraction of x rays in glass capillary fibers.
My research Areas: Theoretical Physics, Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Environmental Physic.
Current works in progress: 1. Study of environmental pollution in liquids and atmospheric aerosols using PIXE.
2. Instructors Solution Manual (published at Springer) and Student Study Guide (in progress) to accompany Physics for the Life Sciences,by Jay Newman.
3. Writing a textbook for Physics 210 The Physics of Modern Medicine.
Accelerator Pressure. (Viewable from on campus only or through VPN access.)
As you can see I love flight. If I cannot be in the air, I indulge my hobby by flying on Microsoft's Flight Simulator. It's certainly not the same. I get my scenery and airplane files from and
The waving flags are from
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