Marcel Franz



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of British Columbia
Department of Physics & Astronomy


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), University of Rochester
MA (Physics), University of Rochester
BS (Physics), Comenius University


Physicist Marcel Franz is interested in theoretical condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics, with an emphasis on problems in high-temperature superconductivity and strongly correlated electron systems. Most recently, he has focused on problems in topological states of quantum matter.


Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2014

Killam Research Fellowship, 2007

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2002

Relevant Publications

Rahmani, A. et al. "Emergent Supersymmetry from Strongly Interacting Majorana Zero Modes." Phys. Rev. Lett. 115 (2015).

Chiu, C-K. et al. "Strongly interacting Majorana fermions." Phys. Rev. B. 91 (2015).

Elliott, S.R., and M. Franz. "Colloquium: Majorana fermions in nuclear, particle, and solid-state physics." Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, no. 137 (2015).

Vazifeh, M.M., and M. Franz. "Electromagnetic response of Weyl semimetals." Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 (2013).

Hu, J. et al. "Giant topological insulator gap in graphene with 5d adatoms." Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012).