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Dr.  John Hutchinson

Dr. John Hutchinson

Associate Professor of Physics

Office Location:
Golisano Center, room 247


Teaching Interests

Dr. Hutchinson teaches general physics as well as advanced courses in modern physics.

Research Interests

The standard model of physics is currently an extremely well tested theory which has been experimentally verified to high precision on earth.  Despite these successes the standard model breaks down and is incomplete.  For example we can neither explain the full cosmological evolution of our universe nor the quantum mechanical aspects of extremely dense objects.  String theory holds great promise in resolving some of these outstanding difficulties and is the subject of Dr. Hutchinson's research.


  • Ph.D. Physics (2001) University of California at Berkeley
  • M.S. Physics (1997) University of California at Berkeley
  • B.A. Physics (1995) Cornell University

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics, Niagara University, 2012-present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008-present
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics, Niagara University, 2006-2012
  • Assistant Professor/Staff Scientist, Physics Division, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, 2005-2006
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physics, Harvard University, 2003-2004
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Physics, National Taiwan University, 2002-2005
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physics Division, Academia Sinica, 2001-2002

Publications (Note that Dr. Hutchinson formerly published under the last name Wang). 

27. Hutchinson, J. and Stojkovic, D. “Icezones instead of firewalls: extended entanglement beyond the event horizon and unitary evaporation of a black hole”, HEPT, arXiv:1307.5861.

26. Bessada, D.; Kinney, W. H.; Stojkovic D.; Wang, John E., “Tachyacoustic Cosmology: An Alternative to Ination”, arXiv:0908.3898, PRD, 81, 2010, 043510.

25. Wang, John E., Greenwood, E.; Stojkovic, D., “Schrodinger formalism, black hole horizons and singularity behavior”, arXiv:0906.3250, PRD, 80, 2009, 124027.

24. Chen, Chiang-Mei and Wang, John E., “Holographic Duals of Black Holes in Five-dimensional Minimal Supergravity”, arXiv:0901.0538, CQG 27, 2010, 075004.

23. Jones G. C.; and Wang, John E. “How to Stop (Worrying and Love) the Bubbles: Boundary Changing Solutions”, JHEP, 07, 2007, 076, hep-th/0701183.

22. Chen, C. M.; Ho, P. M.; Neupane, I.; Ohta N.; Wang, John E., “Addendum to ‘Hyperbolic Space Cosmologies’”, JHEP, 11, 2006, 044, hep-th/0609043.

Prior to joining NU

21. Hashimoto, K. and Wang, John E., “Imaginary Sources: Completeness Conjecture and Charges”, hep-th/0510217.

20. Jones, G. and Wang, John E., “Weyl Card Diagrams”, Phys. Rev., D71, 2005, 124019, hep-th/0506023.

19. Hashimoto, K.; Ho P. M.; Wang, John E., “Birth of Closed Strings and Death of Open Strings during Tachyon Condensation”, MPL A20, 2005, 79, hep-th/0411012.

18. Jones, G. and Wang, John E., “Weyl Card Diagrams and New S-brane Solutions of Gravity”, hep-th/0409070.

17. Lu, H.; Vazquez-Poritz, J.; Wang, John E., “de Sitter Bounces”, CQG 21, 2004, 4963, hep-th/0406028.

16. Wang, John E., “Twisting S-branes”, JHEP 05, 2004, 066, hep-th/0403094.

15. Wang, John E., “Kinks in Time and Their Relation to Confinement”, Proceedings of Confinement Conference 2003, hep-th/0309225.

14. Chen C. M.; Ho, P. M.; Neupane, I.; Ohta, N.; Wang, John E., “Hyperbolic Space Cosmologies”, JHEP, 10, 2003, 058, hep-th/0306291.

13. Chen, C. M.; Ho, P. M.; Neupane, I.; Wang, John E., “A Note on Acceleration from Product Space Compactification”, JHEP 07, 2003, 017, hep-th/0304177.

12. Wang, John E., “Falling for Tachyons”, Proceedings of the 2003 PSROC Meeting.

11. Hashimoto K.; Ho, P. M.; Nagaoka, S.; Wang, John E., “Time Evolution via Spacelike Branes”, Phys. Rev. D68, 2003, 026007, hep-th/0303172.

10. Hashimoto, K.; Ho, P. M.; Wang, John E., “S-brane Actions”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 90, 2003, 141601, hep-th/0211090.

9. Wang, John E., “Spacelike and Time Dependent Branes from DBI”, JHEP 10, 2002, 037, hep-th/0207089.

8. Wang, John E., “M Theory Realization of Seiberg Duality and Monopole Condensation”, Proceedings of the 10th Tohwa International Symposium on String Theory.

7. Wang, John E. “How Duality Transformations Tamed the Current Algebraic Orbifolds”, Ph.D. thesis.

6. Evslin, J.; Murayama, H.; Varadarajan, U.; Wang John E., “Dial M for Flavor Symmetry Breaking”, JHEP 11, 2001, 030, hep-th/0107072.

5. Evslin, J.; Varadarajan, U.; Wang, John E., “Backreaction I: The Torus”, Nucl. Phys., B602, 2001, 486, hep-th/0010092.

4. Halpern, M. B. and Wang, John E., “More About All Current-Algebraic Orbifolds”, Int. J. Mod. Phys., A16, 2001, 97, hep-th/0005187.

3. Evslin, J.; Halpern, M. B.; Wang, John E., “Cyclic Coset Orbifolds”, Int. J. Mod. Phys., A15, 2000, 3829, hep-th/9912084.

2. de Boer, J.; Evslin, J.; Halpern, M. B.; Wang, John E. “New Duality Transformations in Orbifold Theory”, Int. J. Mod. Phys., A15, 2000, 1297, hep-th/9908187.

1. Evslin, J.; Halpern, M. B.; Wang, John E., “General Virasoro Construction on Orbifold Affine Algebra”, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A14, 2000, 4985, hep-th/9904105.