John Wise

Dunn Family Associate Professor of Physicsjwise-headshot

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Stanford University (2007)
  • B.S. in Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology (2001)

(Full CV, Georgia Tech Format – PDF, last updated February 2019)


  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Intro Physics II (PHYS 2212): Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2011
  • Honors Physics II (PHYS 2232): Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
  • Computational Physics (PHYS 3266): Spring 2017
  • Fundamentals of Astrophysics (PHYS 4347): Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2012
  • Cosmology & Galaxy Formation (PHYS 8803): Fall 2019, Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013

Brief Bio

Professor John Wise uses numerical simulations to study the formation and evolution of galaxies and their black holes. He is one of the lead developers of the community-driven, open-source astrophysics code Enzo and has vast experience running state-of-the-art simulations on the world’s largest supercomputers. He received his B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. He then studied at Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. in Physics in 2007. He went on to work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center just outside of Washington, DC as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow. Then in 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Hubble Fellowship which he took to Princeton University before arriving at Georgia Tech in 2011, coming back home after ten years roaming the nation.

Recent Publications
(Publication list from NASA ADSarXiv, and Google Scholar)
  1. Ardaneh, K., Luo, Y., Shlosman, I., Nagamine, K., Wise, J. H., Begelman, M. C. 2018, “Direct Collapse to Supermassive Black Hole Seeds with Radiation Transfer: Cosmological Halos”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted (arXiv)
  2. Latif, M., Volonteri, M., Wise, J. H. 2018, “Early growth of high redshift black holes”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted (arXiv)
  3. Luo, Y., Ardaneh, K. Shlosman, I. Nagamine, K. Wise, J. H., Begelman, M. C. 2018, “Direct collapse to supermassive black hole seeds with radiative transfer: Isolated haloes”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted
  4. Corlies, L., Johnston, L., Wise, J. H. 2018, “Exploring early simulated star formation in the context of ultrafaint dwarf galaxies”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, accepted
  5. Barrow, K. S. S., Wise, J. H., Aykutalp, A., O’Shea, B. W., Norman, M. L., Xu, H. 2018, “First light – II. Emission line extinction, population III stars, and X-ray binaries”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, 2617 (arXiv)

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