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George Marcus

Associate Professor
ISC 228A1

George Marcus has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2006.



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Office Hours (Spring 2020)

  • M 2:00 - 3:00
  • T 12:30-1:30
  • R 10:30-11:30
  • F 1:30-2:30

... and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Physics; Stanford University

  • A.B., Physics Magna Cum Laude with highest honors; Harvard University

More About Me

My current areas of research include optical properties of aerosol particles, tabletop quantum mechanics using correlated photons, Passively coupled in-vivo force sensors and nitrogen vacancy magnetometry. 


  • PHYS 114: N/Physics I Lab

    A lab course to complement General Physics I and Analytical Physics I lectures. Experiments in kinematics, projectile motion, Newton's laws, momentum, and energy conservation will be performed. Prerequisites/Corequisites: PHYS 113 or PHYS 123. Offered every fall

  • PHYS 226: Optics & Modern Physics Lab

    Devoted to the understanding of experiments in Optics, Atomic Physics, and Nuclear Physics. Typical experiments would cover composite lens systems, interference effects, e/m, emission spectra, and radioactive decay. Prerequisites: PHYS 226, Corequisites: PHYS 223 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall

  • PHYS 341: Seminar in Physics

    Presentations are made by students enrolled, faculty members, and invited guests. Each student is expected to attend each scheduled meeting and to make at least one oral presentation on a topic approved by the instructor. Students must also write critiques of presentations. Prerequisites: PHYS 362.

  • PHYS 342: Adv Physics Problem Solving

    This course is designed to help senior physics majors synthesize the fundamental concepts learned in the various facets of physics program. An emphasis is placed on applying a variety of problem solving techniques to examples drawn from across the physics disciplines. This course should help students prepare for physics graduate school admissions exams as well as for the first year of graduate coursework. Cannot be counted towards Physics major. (Half semester course.) Prerequisites: PHYS 311 or PHYS 335 or PHYS 352. Credits: 1(1-0). Offered not on a regular basis

  • PHYS 372: Undergraduate Research

    Designed to introduce the student to research techniques in physics, astronomy, or engineering. With faculty supervision, each student will complete a significant project which requires originality and broadens knowledge. Prerequisites: PHYS 362 and prior approval of department.