Welcome!

I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University where I am working towards a PhD in physics. My research interests are centered around topological order and defects. Most recently, I have been working under the purview of the Institute of Quantum Matter to explore topological defects in magnetic systems. I am developing a field theory for the dynamics of skyrmion domain walls as well as studying the structure and dynamics of incommensurate magnetism via neutron scattering. 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. My experimental work in fluid dynamics, cited for the APS Leroy Apker Award, and consisted of novel measurements of the rotational dynamics of anisotropic particles that I designed and fabricated using 3D printing. We introduced a new class of techniques for measuring Lagrangian statistics of ellipsoidal particles that may also have exciting applications in topological fluid dynamics. On the theory side, I studied fundamental problems in quantum chaos and particle dynamics in Paul traps peripherally related to quantum computing.

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.

Recent Updates

  • 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
  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship I have been awarded a fellowship from the Ford Foundation to help support my doctoral studies. 
    Posted Jun 13, 2013, 8:45 AM by Guy Marcus
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