John Wise uses numerical simulations on some of the world's largest supercomputers to study the formation and evolution of galaxies and their black holes. He is one of the lead developers of the community-driven astrophysics code Enzo and contributes to the analysis and visualization toolkit yt. He received his B.S. in Physics from Georgia Tech in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University in 2007. He went on to work at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow. Then in 2009, he received the prestigious Hubble Fellowship which he took to Princeton University before arriving at Georgia Tech in 2011, coming back home after 10 years roaming the nation.