Stanford Physics PhD candidate in Tom Devereaux's lab (Co-Advised by Xiaoliang Qi) conducting research on quantum phases of matter, with a focus on topology.

Quantum Student Contributor @ Physics World.

- Quantum @ Google X
- Algorithms Research @ Samsung Think Tank Team (TTT)
- Research Fellow @ Wolfram Research
- Research @ Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) under Michele Mosca
- Research @ Yale Quantum Institute (YQI) under Liang Jiang.

BS '17 Yale, Cum Laude in Intensive Physics, and Mathematics & Philosophy, with distinction in both majors.

Honors & Awards

  • Cum Laude, Yale University (2017)
  • Howard L. Schultz Award, Department of Physics, Yale University (2017)
  • Honorable Mention, Goldwater Foundation (2016)
  • Richter Fellow, Yale University (2016)
  • Undergraduate Research Award, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo (2016)
  • Silver Medal, International University Physics Competition (2015)
  • Tetelman Research Fellow, Yale University (2014)

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., Yale University, Intensive Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy (2017)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Quantum Computing, Condensed Matter Theory and Machine Learning.

Work Experience

  • Quantum Resident @ X, the Moonshot Factory, X, the Moonshot Factory (August 26, 2019 - Present)


    Mountainview, CA

  • Algorithms R&D @ Wolfram Research, Wolfram Research


    Urbana-champagne, IL

  • Algorithms Research @ Samsung Think Tank Team (TTT), Samsung Think Tank Team (TTT) (5/26/2020 - 12/18/2020)


    Mountain View, CA

All Publications

  • Gauge invariance of light-matter interactions in first-principle tight-binding models PHYSICAL REVIEW B Schueler, M., Marks, J. A., Murakami, Y., Jia, C., Devereaux, T. P. 2021; 103 (15)
  • Correlation-Assisted Quantized Charge Pumping Physical Review B Marks, J., Schüler, M., Budich, J. C., Devereaux, T. P. 2021; 103 (3): 035112
  • Dynamical signatures of symmetry protected topology following symmetry breaking Physical Review Research Marks, J. A., Schüler, M., Devereaux, T. P. 2021; 3 (2)
  • Quantum Hamiltonian-Based Models and the Variational Quantum Thermalizer Algorithm ArXiv Verdon, G., Marks, J., Nanda, S., Leichenauer, S., Hidary, J. 2019
  • Comparison of memory thresholds for planar qudit geometries New Journal of Physics Marks, J. A., Jochym-O'Connor, T., Gheorghiu, V. 2017; 19 (113001-119502)

    View details for DOI 10.1088/1367-2630/aa939a