University of Chicago
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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Last updated: 21 November 2011
- Ph.D. Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA 2006
Dissertation Topic: "Cosmic superstrings: Observable remnants of brane inflation" Advisors: Ira Wasserman, Henry Tye
- B.S. Physics, B.S. Mathematics, B.A. English Literature 2000
McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana USA
- P. Adshead, E. Martinec, and M. Wyman, A Sinister Universe: Chiral gravitons lurking, and Lyth un-bound, Submitted to Physical Review Letters. arXiv:1301.2598 [hep-th]
- M. Wyman, W. Hu, and P. Gratia, Self-accelerating Massive Gravity: Time for Field Fluctuations, Submitted to Physical Review D. arXiv:1211.4576 [hep-th]
- E. Martinec, P. Adshead, and M. Wyman, Chern-Simons EM-flation, JHEP 02 (2013) 027. arxiv:1206.2889 [hep-th]
- P. Gratia, W. Hu, and M. Wyman, Self-accelerating massive gravity: Exact solutions for any isotropic matter distribution, Physical Review D86 (2012) 061504(R). arxiv:1205.4241 [hep-th]
- P. Adshead and M. Wyman, Gauge-flation trajectories in Chromo-Natural Inflation, Physical Review D86 (2012) 043530. arxiv:1203.2264 [hep-th]
- P. Adshead and M. Wyman, Chromo-Natural Inflation: Natural inflation on a steep potential with classical non-Abelian gauge fields, Physical Review Letters 108 (2012) 261302. arxiv:1202.2366 [hep-th]
- C. Dvorkin, M. Wyman, and W. Hu, Cosmic String constraints from WMAP and SPT, Phys. Rev D84 (2011) 123519. arxiv:1109.4947 [astro-ph.CO]
- M. Wyman, Galilean-invariant scalar fields can strengthen gravitational lensing, Physical Review Letters 106 (2011) 201102. arxiv:1101.1295 [astro-ph.CO]
- M. Wyman and J. Khoury, Enhanced Peculiar Velocities in Brane-Induced Gravity, Phys. Rev. D82 (2010) 044032, arxiv:1004.2046 [astro-ph.CO]
- A. Berndsen, L. Pogosian, and M. Wyman, Correlations between 21cm Radiation and the CMB from Active Sources, MNRAS 407 (2010) 1116, arxiv:1003.2214 [astro-ph.CO].
- A. Tolley and M. Wyman, The Gelaton Scenario: Equilateral non-Gaussianity from multi-field dynamics, Phys. Rev. D81 (2010) 043502, arxiv:0910.1853 [hep-th].
- J. Khoury and M. Wyman, N-Body Simulations of DGP and Degravitation Theories, Phys. Rev. D80 (2009) 064023, arXiv:0903.1292 [astro-ph.CO].
- A. Tolley and M. Wyman, Stochastic tunneling in strongly non-Gaussian inflationary theories, JCAP 10 (2009) 006, arXiv:0809.1100 [hep-th].
- R. Myers and M. Wyman, Cosmic Superstrings, chapter in book, String Cosmology (2009) Wiley
/ VCH, edited by Johanna Erdmenger.
- L. Pogosian, S.-H. H. Tye, I. Wasserman, and M. Wyman, Cosmic Strings as the Source of Small-
Scale Microwave Background Anisotropy, arXiv:0804.0810, submitted to JCAP
- A. Tolley and M. Wyman, Stochastic Inflation Revisited: Non-slow roll statistics and DBI inflation,
JCAP 04 (2008) 028, arXiv:0801.1854 [hep-th]
- L. Pogosian and M. Wyman, B-modes from Cosmic Strings, Phys. Rev. D77 (2008) 083509,
- D. Battefeld, T. Battefeld, D. H. Wesley, and M. Wyman, Magnetogenesis from Cosmic String
Loops, JCAP 02 (2008) 001, arXiv:0708.2901 [astro-ph].
- L. Leblond and M. Wyman, Cosmic Necklaces from String Theory, Phys. Rev. D75 (2007) 123522,
- L. Pogosian, I. Wasserman, and M. Wyman, On vector mode contribution to CMB temperature and
polarization from local strings, astro-ph/0604141.
- B. Shlaer and M. Wyman, Cosmic Superstring Gravitational Lensing Phenomena: Predictions for
Networks of (p,q) Strings, Phys. Rev. D72 (2005) 123504, hep-th/0509177.
- S.-H. H. Tye, I. Wasserman, and M. Wyman, Scaling of multi-tension cosmic superstring networks,
Phys. Rev. D71 (2005) 103508, astro-ph/0503506.
- M. Wyman, L. Pogosian, and I. Wasserman, Bounds on Cosmic Strings from WMAP and SDSS,
Phys. Rev. D72 (2005) 023513, astro-ph/0503364.
- L. Pogosian, M. Wyman and I. Wasserman. Observational constraints on cosmic strings: Bayesian
analysis in a three-dimensional parameter space. JCAP 09 (2004) 008, astro-ph/0403268.
- M. Wyman, D. Chernoff, and I. Wasserman. Explosive Disruption of Polytropes: a One Dimensional
Hydrodynamic Calculation. MNRAS 354 (2004) 1053, astro-ph/0305021.
- L. Pogosian, S.-H. H. Tye, I. Wasserman, and M. Wyman. Observational Constraints on Cosmic
String Production During Brane Inflation. Phys. Rev. D68 (2003) 023506, hep-th/0304188.
- Cosmic `egg-beaters` may have left magnetic legacy, New Scientist Magazine. 12 September 2007
- University of Waterloo / Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
- Cornell University, Ithaca, New York USA
- Part Time Graduate Teaching Assistant January 2003 - December 2005
Taught advanced undergraduate quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and high-energy physics
for physics majors; conceptual physics for non-science majors; and graduate level cosmology.
- Writing in the Majors Graduate Seminar, Assistant Instructor August 2002 - November 2002
Seminar designed to aid graduate teaching assistants working in the John S. Knight "Writing in
the Majors" program. Duties included leading discussions and contributing to class planning.
- Full Time Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2000 - May 2002
Taught introductory physics for non-ma jors and an astronomy majors' sophomore seminar asso-
ciated with the John. S. Knight "Writing in the Majors" program.
- McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana USA
- Invited plenary talk, ``Inflation from Magnetic Drift," Workshop on Cosmic Acceleration, Carnegie Mellon University. 2012
- Invited talks, ``Bulk flows" and ``Gravitational lensing in massive gravity," Gravity Workshop, Case Western Reserve University. 2011
- Contributed talk, ``Enhanced Peculiar Velocities in Brane-Induced Gravity", CITA@25, Bond@60, CITA. 2010
- Contributed talk, ``Enhanced Peculiar Velocities in Brane-Induced Gravity", Great Lakes Cosmology Workshop, University of Chicago. 2010
- Contributed talk, ``Degravitation: the N-body simulations," Cosmo '09. CERN. 2009
- Contributed talk, ``Cosmic strings looking forward," Challenges in Theoretical Cosmology. Tufts Inst. of Cosmology 20th Anniversary. Talloires, France. 2009
- Contributed talk. PASCOS '08. Perimeter Institute. 2008
- Invited talk. CITA / PI day. 2008
- Contributed talk. Cosmo '07 Conference. Brighton, UK. 2007
- Invited seminar. Fundamental strings & cosmic strings. Paris, France. 2005
- Presentation. Third Syracuse-Cornell Meeting. 2005
- Contributed talk. Cosmo '04 Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada. 2004
- Organizer of Big Bang Smackdown (cosmology discussion and debate). U Chicago. 2010 -
- Local organizing committee, SUSY11, Chicago / Fermilab. 2011
- Co-planned workshop Fundamental Physics and Large Scale Structure, Perimeter Institute. 2010
- Chair of IT policy committee, Perimeter Institute. 2009 - 2010
- International organizer, NIMS-APCTP workshop, String Theory and Cosmology. 2009-2011
- Member of theory working group, CMBPol mission planning team. 2008
- Cosmology seminar series organizer. Perimeter Institute. 2007 - 2008
- Planned The Astrophysics of Near-Term Cosmological Observations. Perimeter. 2007
- Session chair, Strings and Branes in Cosmology. Cosmo '07 Conference. Brighton, UK. 2007
- Referee, NASA Theory Program, Physical Review D, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle
Physics, NSF Theory Proposals, The Astrophysical Journal, Physics Letters B, General Relativity and Gravitation
Inflation from Magnetic Drift
- Stanford University. 2012
- The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. 2012
- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 2012
- Arizona State University. 2012
Gravity's Dark Side
- University of California, Berkeley. 2012
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 2012
Modifying gravitational lensing with a massive graviton
- University of Wisconsin, Madison. 2011
- University of Pennsylvania. 2011
- Case Western University. 2011
- CERN. 2011
- University of Geneva. 2011
- Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. 2011
The Gelaton Scenario
- Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. 2010
Enhanced Peculiar Velocities in Brane-Induced Gravity
- New York University. 2010
N-body simulations of DGP and Degravitation
- University of Cambridge / DAMTP. 2008
- Simon Fraser University. 2008
- Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. 2008
Beyond Vanilla Cosmology
- Physics department colloquium, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 2009
- Astronomy colloquium, Royal Military College of Canada. 2008
- Astronomy department colloquium. Cornell University. 2008
Stochastic Inflation Revisited
- Syracuse University. 2008
- University of Pennsylvania. 2007
- Princeton University. 2007
- Columbia University. 2007
- University of Delaware. 2007
Cosmic strings: B-modes, magnetic field generation, and WMAP limits
- University of Pennsylvania. 2009
- KICP / Chicago. 2008
- Fermilab. 2008
- McGill University. 2008
- Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. 2006
- Tufts University. 2006
- Perimeter Institute. 2006
- Pennsylvania State University. 2005
- College of William and Mary. 2004
- Cornell University. 2003
- Compton Lecturer, Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago. Fall 2011
Invited semester-length series of lectures delivered to a large (100+) public audience on subject matter relating to current scientific research.
Series ongoing since 1976.
- Keynote presenter, International Summer School for Young Physicists at Perimeter. 2008
Invited to present two keynote presentations to all participants, describing modern cosmology.
Program hosts over 100 talented high school students from around the world interested in pur-
suing careers in physics.
- Consultant and adviser, instructional video on dark matter for high school students. 2007
Collaboration with Perimeter Institute outreach coordinator Damian Pope. Finished video, with
accompanying materials, distributed to high schools across Canada.
- Applied for and co-organized Templeton Foundation Brown Bag Lunch Program on the topic of
"Cosmology and Human Purpose." Cornell University. 2005
Interdisciplinary discussions on how modern cosmological discoveries impact the view of
humankind on its place in the universe. Report that I filed following program won $5000 prize.
- Public Lecture on Cosmology. Hosted by the McNeese Honors College. 2005
Lecture given on modern cosmology at a popular level; talk was advertised in local newspaper.
- Speaker. Cornell Friends of Astronomy Symposium. 2004
Conference held for members of the public who support the Cornell Astronomy department to
inform them about current research in astronomy and astrophysics.
- Presenter. Focus for Teens Workshop. Cornell University. 2002
Workshop is targeted at high school age children from Cornell's geographical region. Its purpose
is to encourage them to study science.
- Computation: C / C++, FORTRAN, OpenMP, Mathematica
- Languages: French (intermediate), Latin, basic Korean