Gary M. Wysin is a professor in the physics department at Kansas State University, since 1988.
He obtained a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1978 at University of Toledo, Ohio, and in 1980, a Master's degree in physics for research on optical bistability at the boundary of a metal and a dielectric at the same institution.
He obtained his doctorate in theoretical physics from Cornell University in 1985, working on theory and Monte Carlo and spin-dynamics simulations for magnetic models with solitons and vortices. He has lectured on classical electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, computational physics, statistical physics and introductory physics and astronomy. He has published more than 70 research articles in condensed matter physics, including phase transitions, magnetization reversal, spin waves, solitons and vortices in low-dimensional magnetism, and optical effects in dielectrics and metals.