Mark Wise is the John A. McCone Professor of High Energy Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He has conducted research in elementary particle physics and cosmology, and shared the 2001 Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics for the development of the "Heavy Quark Effective Theory" (HQET), a mathematical formalism that enables physicists to make predictions about otherwise intractable problems in the theory of the strong interactions of quarks. He has also published work on mathematical models for finance and risk assessment. Dr. Wise is a past Sloan Foundation Fellow, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences.

Past PI Talks:

- Modifications to the Properties of the Higgs Boson: http://pirsa.org/06030022/
- High Energy Theorists Gone Wild: http://pirsa.org/07030000/
- Implications of a Preferred Direction During Inflation: http://pirsa.org/07030008/
- All recorded talks by Prof. Wise can be found here.