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Jim Wheeler

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Physics

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location:  SER 228
DialPhone: 435-797-3349
SendEmail: jim.wheeler@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, High Energy Field Theory, University of Chicago, 1986
Solutions in second order string gravity
MS, General Relativity, University of Maryland, 1980
Inhomogeneous cosmology
Other, Pre-Med; Various; Physics, The University of Michigan, 1977
Other, Physics, (Mathematics), University of Colorado, 1974
BA, Physics, Kalamazoo College, 1972

Teaching Interests

Physics Graduate Core Advanced courses in General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory, Gauge theory, Standard model

Research Interests

Gravitational and unified gauge theories of the conformal group

Awards

Nominated for Who’s Who in America, 2007

Introduce 2003 Rhodes Scholar, Lara Anderson, at Reception in her honor, 2003

Introduction of Valedictorian at College of Science Commencement, 2003

Runner-Up for Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2003

USU

Valedictorian Escort, 2003

Lexington Who’s Who, 1999

Honorable Mention - Quanta without quantization, 1997

Honorable Mention - Why quantum mechanics is complex, 1996

Honorable Mention - Geodesics of mixed causal type, 1994

Honorable Mention - Theory independent Birkhoff theorem, 1993

Marquis’ Who’s Who, 1992

Honorable Mention -Gravitationally squeezed light , 1989

Honorable Mention - 26-Dimensional string from 4-dimensional geometry, 1988


Publications - Abstracts

  • Wheeler, J.T, Williams, T., Quantum Mechanics as Biconformal Measurement. American Physical Society SPS Zone 16

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Books

    Book Chapters

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Publications - Fact Sheets

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Curriculum

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Literary Journal

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                * Has not been peer reviewed

                Scheduled Teaching

                PHYS 2110 - General Physics-Life Sciences I, Fall 2017

                PHYS 6210 - Quantum Mechanics I, Spring 2017

                PHYS 2120 - The Physics of Living Systems II, Spring 2017

                PHYS 2110 - General Physics-Life Sciences I, Fall 2016

                PHYS 6940 - Quantum Field Theory II, Fall 2016

                PHYS 6120 - Electrodynamics II, Spring 2016

                PHYS 5500, 6930 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Spring 2016

                PHYS 3600 - Electromagnetism I, Fall 2015

                PHYS 6910 - Relativity I, Fall 2015

                PHYS 5500 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Spring 2015

                PHYS 6210 - Quantum Mechanics I, Spring 2015

                PHYS 6910 - Relativity I, Spring 2015

                PHYS 6010 - Classical Mechanics I, Fall 2014

                Phyx 6010 - Classical Mechanics I, Fall 2014

                PHYS 6120 - Electrodynamics II, Spring 2014

                PHYS 3600 - Electromagnetism I, Fall 2013

                PHYS 5500 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Fall 2013

                PHYS 6210 - Quantum Mechanics I, Spring 2013

                PHYS 5910,6910 - Relativity I, Spring 2013

                PHYS 6010 - Classical Mechanics I, Fall 2012

                PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2012

                PHYS 6120 - Electrodynamics II, Spring 2012

                PHYS 6110 - Electrodynamics I, Fall 2011

                PHYS 6990 - CONT GRAD ADVISEMENT, Spring 2011

                PHYS 7970 - DISSERTATION RSRCH, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - GENERAL PHYS LIFE SCI II (BPS), Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - RECITATION, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - RECITATION, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - RECITATION, Spring 2011

                PHYS 2120 - RECITATION, Spring 2011

                PHYS 5500 - TOPICS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS, Spring 2011

                PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2010

                PHYS 7970 - Dissertation Research, Fall 2010

                PHYS 5500 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Fall 2010

                PHYS 6910 - Relativity I, Fall 2010

                PHYS 6970 - Thesis Research, Fall 2010


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Mubarak Ukashat, Physics, August 2015
                Mubarak Ukashat, Physics, January 2015 - July 2016
                Jeffrey Hazboun, Physics, August 2009 - May 2014
                Juan Trujillo, Physics, May 2007 - July 2013
                Joseph Andrew Spencer, Physics, March 2004 2008
                Lara Anderson, Physics 2005
                Lara Anderson, Physics, January 2001 - May 2004
                Jose Hernandez, Physics, September 2001 2003
                André Wehner, Physics, September 1995 - May 1999
                Takayuki Kitaura, Physics 1993