Jim Wheeler

Physics

Associate Professor


Jim Wheeler

Contact Information

Office Location: SER 228
Phone: 435-797-3349
Email: 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

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Books

      Publications | Book Chapters

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    • Wheeler, J.T, (2019). General relativity as a biconformal field theory. Nuclear Physics B, 943:June 2019, 1 - 56. doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2019.114624
    • Wheeler, J.T, (2018). General relativity as a biconformal gauge theory. ArXiv, 1 - 52. *
    • Wheeler, J.T, Hazboun, J.S, (2014). Time and dark matter from the conformal symmetries of Euclidean space. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 31:21, 1 - 34. doi: 215001
    • Wheeler, J.T, (2014). Weyl gravity as general relativity. Physical Review D, 90, 025027-1 to 025027-7. doi: 025027
    • Wheeler, J.T, Spencer, J.A, (2011). The existence of time. International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics, 8:2, 273-301.
    • Wheeler, J.T, (2007). Gauging Newton’s Law. Canadian Journal of Physics, 85:4, 307-344.
    • Anderson, L.B, Wheeler, J.T, (2007). Yang-Mills gravity in biconformal space. Quantum Gravity, 24, 475-496.
    • Weiner, A., Wheeler, J.T, (2006). Biconformal MatterActions. International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 30:2, 207-224.
    • Anderson, L.B, Wheeler, J.T, (2006). Quantum theory as a biconformal measurement theory. Int.J.Geom.Meth.Mod.Phys., 3:315, 35.
    • Wheeler, J.T, (2005). Not so classical mechanics – unexpected constants of the motion. Canadian Journal of Physics, 83, 91-138.
    • Anderson, L.B, Wheeler, J.T, (2004). Biconformal Supergravity and the AdS/CFT conjecture. Nucl.Phys. B, 285-309.

    In-House Journal

    Professional Journal

    • Wheeler, J.T, Lovelady, B.C, (2016). Dynamical spacetime symmetry. Physical Review D, 93:085002, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.085002
    • Dice, M.S, Abbruzzese, J.L, Wheeler, J.T, Groome, J.R, Fujimoto, E., Rubin, P.C, Temperature sensitive defects in paramyotonia congenita mutants R1448C and T1313M: Muscle and Nerve. Muscle and Nerve

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    PHYS 6930 - Quantum Field Theory I, Spring 2021
    PHYS 6210 - Quantum Mechanics I, Spring 2021
    PHYS 6010 - Classical Mechanics I, Fall 2020
    PHYS 5500 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Spring 2020
    PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2019
    PHYS 3750 - Foundations of Wave Phenomena, Fall 2019
    PHYS 5500 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Spring 2019
    PHYS 5500 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Spring 2019
    PHYS 6010 - Classical Mechanics I, Fall 2018
    PHYS 6940 - Quantum Field Theory II, Fall 2018
    PHYS 1020 - Energy, Spring 2018
    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

    Eli Atkin, Physics, January 2020
    Mubarak Ukashat, Physics, August 2015
    Davis Muhwezi, Physics, May 2019 - September 2020
    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