Professor Wise came to the Indiana University center in Fall of 1948 and retired in 1982 as professor emeritus of physics. He died August 25, 1999. He received his degrees from Indiana State University (B.A., 1939) and Indiana University (M.A., 1948). He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 in the chemical warfare unit, and was part of the D-Day invasion in Normandy. Professor Wise received the 1996 Ralph E. Broyles Medal.
Sources: I.U. X-Ray, volume 2(2), November 15, 1948, p.1; Senate Reference no. 99-6.