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Marcel Franz 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.


Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2014.

Killam Research Fellowship, 2007.

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2002.

Relevant Publications

A. Rahmani et al, "Emergent Supersymmetry from Strongly Interacting Majorana Zero Modes," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 115, 166401, 2015.

C-K. Chiu et al, "Strongly interacting Majorana fermions", Phys. Rev. B., vol. 91, 165402, 2015.

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

M.M. Vazifeh, M. Franz, "Electromagnetic response of Weyl semimetals", Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 111, 027201, 2013.

J. Hu et al, "Giant topological insulator gap in graphene with 5d adatoms", Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 109, 266801, 2012.



Senior Fellow Quantum Materials


University of British ColumbiaDepartment of Physics & Astronomy


PhD (Physics) University of Rochester

MA (Physics) University of Rochester

BS (Physics) Comenius University



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