Michael Brown

Morris L. Clothier Professor of Physics, Past Department Chair
American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics, Past Chair
APS Fellow, APS Councilor
Swarthmore College
(610) 328-8648
email: doc@swarthmore.edu

Teaching 2003-2024:

First Year Seminar on Energy:

APS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution:

Research interests:

Senior honors/published alums, SSX and dynamo (29 total, 21 honors theses):

Other student researchers (41):

SSX postdoctoral research fellows:

Other SSX collaborators:

Experience and Education:

Here's a copy of my CV.
Here are some of my papers.
Here is my Google Scholar page.
Here are some pretty pictures of the sun.



Here are some pretty pictures of my family (Zoe (25), Leah (38), and Violet (29)) and the SSX-2002 research group (postdoc Chris Cothran, Matt, Andrew, Abram, Rachel, doc). Leah is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College 2003-7. Leah works in London at Deloitte, is married, and has a daughter Freya born March 31, 2021, and Savanah born September 29, 2023. Violet is a graduate (2017), and Zoe is a graduate (2021) of Carleton College, and lives in Chicago. Violet received her PhD in cognitive psychology from Washington University, and lives in Minneapolis. She is a postdoc at Carleton College.