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Guy Geyer

Guy Geyer


Background:

My name is Earl Geyer III but many people know me as Guy, and with a name change in progress, soon the rest of the world will as well. I am from Connecticut, making stints in a few cities and towns. I suppose my proving grounds would be New Haven having spent 6 six years in school at Hopkins, the institution that helped to prune me for acceptance into Wesleyan University, where I will be attending this fall. I happed upon my love of Physics after an introductory course my junior year, which persuaded me to take the calculus based AP course. However, there was a predicament: I would not have learned the required math in time. This led to a long, but actually quite enjoyable, summer consisting of a calculus textbook and me.  Luckily, my impromptu, and self-prescribed calculus course, provided me with ample tools to tackle the new world of problems faced in AP Physics. I was in love. I had to consciously prevent my mind from thinking of physics when I was in my other classes. I soon realized that many of my free moments became time for me to explore and delve deeper into the realm of physics, developing interests in cosmology, quantum mechanics, particle physics, and astrophysics just to name a few areas. I am very excited for the chance to explore these fields in college and let my curiosity take me where it will in the wide world of a career in physics.