John Wise

Dunn Family Associate Professor of Physics (Google+)jwise-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 2017)


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. Ge, Q., Wise, J. H. 2017, “On the effect of Lyman alpha trapping during the initial collapse of massive black hole seeds”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted (arXiv)
  2. Chen, P., Norman, M. L., Xu, H., Wise, J. H. 2017, “Fully Coupled Simulation of Cosmic Reionization. III. Stochastic Early Reionization by the Smallest Galaxies”, Astrophysical Journal, submitted (arXiv)
  3. Park, K., Wise, J. H., Bogdanovic, T. 2017, “Radiation-driven turbulent accretion onto massive black holes”, Astrophysical Journal, submitted (arXiv)
  4. Regan, J. A., Visbal, E., Wise, J. H., Haiman, Z., Johansson, P. H., Bryan, G. L. 2017, “Rapid formation of massive black holes in close proximity to embryonic protogalaxies”, Nature Astronomy, 1, 75 (arXiv)
  5. Das, A., Mesinger, A., Pallottini, A., Ferrara, A., Wise, J. H. 2017, “High Mass X-ray Binaries and the Cosmic 21-cm Signal: Impact of Host Galaxy Absorption”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,469, 1166-1174 (arXiv)

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