Prize Recipient

Guy Geyer

Guy Geyer
Wesleyan University


Background:

My name is Guy Geyer, and I am an intended Physics and Math double major at Wesleyan University. I also plan to complete the 5 year BA/MA program offered by the Astronomy Department as much of what interests me in physics is on the very large or very small scale. It was an algebra based introductory physics class in the eleventh grade that first sparked my interest in the field that I can no longer picture my life without. After a summer of independent calculus study, my time in AP Physics C made my career path an empty, one lane expressway. At Wesleyan I have begun the physics major a year early and been exposed to a smattering of related subjects. Currently I am involved in theoretical/computational particle trap physics, the bulk of which pertains to antimatter research. My main interests at this early point of my career are early universe cosmology and baryogenesis, quantum information, high energy physics (in astrophysics and particle physics), and the philosophical foundations of and implications of physics, specifically quantum physics and its implications for consciousness. However, when it comes down to it, I find all of physics and most of science to be of great interest. What is most important to me is that I commit myself to being a good enough student that I may become a skilled enough physicist to make lasting contributions to science and, ultimately, humankind.