Welcome!

I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University where I am working towards a PhD in physics. Under the purview of the Institute for Quantum Matter, I use neutron scattering techniques complemented by theoretical work to understand how the topological properties of magnetic or electronic structure influence the dynamical properties of quantum materials. I am currently focused on skyrmions, which constitute a new phase of matter and have great potential for applications in magnetic memory and other spintronic devices. For more details about my past and present work, please refer to my Research page.

My undergraduate work at Wesleyan University ranged from experimental fluid dynamics to topics in theoretical ion trap physics, both of which I discuss in this interview. My experimental work in fluid dynamics, cited for the APS Leroy Apker Award, demonstrated novel measurements of the rotational dynamics of anisotropic particles that I designed and fabricated using 3D printing. The new class of techniques we introduced for measuring Lagrangian statistics of ellipsoidal particles may also have exciting applications in topological fluid dynamics.

I remain connected to the role science plays in society through outreach to local schools and by contributing articles as an independent science consultant to OZY.com

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Recent Updates

  • Measurements of the solid-body rotation of anisotropic particles in 3D turbulence Check out my latest article that was just published as a Fast Track Communication in New Journal of Physics. We designed and fabricated millimeter scale anisotropic particles using 3D printing ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2014, 4:55 PM by Guy Marcus
  • March Meeting: Apker Award Lecture I will be at the APS March Meeting in Denver this week. My talk is in session M40 at 1:03 PM on Wednesday. You can view my slides by ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 8:10 AM by Guy Marcus
  • "Understanding the Chain Fountain" I've written my first piece for OZY.com, a fresh news site that aims to bring you only the most exciting stories with a unique spin. I will contribute ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2014, 4:17 AM by Guy Marcus
  • Leroy Apker Award Recipient I have been chosen as a recipient of the 2013 Leroy Apker Award! The prize will be bestowed at the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting on November 26th in ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2014, 2:42 PM by Guy Marcus
  • Leroy Apker Award Finalist The American Physical Society's Leroy Apker Award is given "to recognize outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students ... who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment." Each ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2013, 7:28 AM by Guy Marcus
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