John Millis is a former writer for ThoughtCo. He has taught physics and astronomy at the collegiate level since 2001 and is currently the chair of the Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Anderson University, in Anderson Indiana. He teaches a wide variety of courses while maintaining an active research program in high energy astrophysics.
John's research focus is on pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae, and supernova remnants. Using the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory in southern Arizona, he studies the very high energy radiation from these dynamic sources to extract information about their formation and emission mechanisms. In 2010, he co-founded a small consulting business, Aurum Consulting, LLC, assisting with biological testing, chemical formulations, and product development. John Millis wrote on Space and Astronomy topics for the Dotdash/About.com networks for three years.
Dr. Millis received his bachelor of science in physics, with a mathematics minor from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He remained at Purdue for the completion of his Doctor of Philosophy degree, where he focused on High Energy Astrophysics.
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