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Dr. Glenn Myer


Professor of Physics
Director Emeritus, Northcountry Planetarium

Dr. Myer entered this incarnation somewhat more than three-quarters of a century ago in the Hudson Valley of New York state. After a relatively uneventful childhood and adolescence he surprised all concerned by working his way through the educational system to obtain a Ph.D. in the fields of fluid dynamics, physical limnology, and cloud physics.

In 1971 he joined the faculty of SUNY Plattsburgh and has done odd jobs as a member of the departments of physics, computer science, geology, and environmental science (generally not all during the same semester). He was also corrupted by some enthusiastic undergraduate students interested in planetarium education and served as the planetarium director for the Northcountry Planetarium for nearly four decades. Although his research interests have broadened over the years (the universe has so many fascinating mysteries), most of his published research is in the fields of physical limnology and computer modeling.

When not on campus, Dr. Myer enjoys hiking and canoeing both locally in the Adirondacks and in other locations. Some of his adventures have been on the hills of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, in the Glastonbury and Cheddar George areas of England, and a journey to the summit of the Langjokull Glacier in Iceland. Other hobbies include reading Egyptian hieroglyphs, enjoying amateur astronomy, writing computer programs for modeling and analysis, and learning more about comparative religion and ritual magick. He often spends part of his summer in London doing various and sundry things at the British Museum.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Physics, SUNY Albany, 1971
  • M.S., SUNY Albany
  • B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh

Teaching Areas

  • Introductory physics
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Analytical mechanics
  • Quantum mechanics
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