James W. LaBelle
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Jim LaBelle is an experimental space plasma physicist. He has been at Dartmouth since 1989. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Stanford University (1980), followed by masters and doctorate degrees in applied physics from Cornell University (1982 and 1985). He did post-doctoral work at the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany (1985-7) and at Utah State University in Logan, Utah (1987-9). He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the International Union of Radio Scientists. He has had visiting fellowships at the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (1997, 2000-2001) and at the University of Sydney (2008). In 2010, he was appointed to the inaugural Lois L. Rodgers Professorship at Dartmouth.
Research Interests (see Jim's research webpage)
Investigating natural plasma waves and radio emissions using ground-based and rocket-borne measurements of electric and magnetic fields; physics of the aurora; ionospheric effects on radio wave propagation. For a list of publications, click here.