Frank Pollmann

My research interests are in theoretical condensed matter physics and in particular in systems with strongly correlated electrons. My current research activities focus on topological phases of matter, fractionalization on geometrically frustrated lattices, and the applications of quantum information concepts to quantum many-body systems.

Scientific Career

since 01/2017 Associate Professor (W3) at the Physics Department, TUM, Munich, Germany
01/2011-12/2016 Group Leader, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme
07/2010-12/2010 Guest Scientist, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
01/2008-06/2010 Postdoctoral Researcher, University California Berkeley, USA
12/2006-12/2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik komplexer Systeme


11/2006 PhD in Physics, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Supervisors: E. Runge, P. Fulde
05/2004-11/2006 PhD Studies, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik komplexer Systeme
04/2004 Diploma in Physics, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Supervisor: G. Zwicknagl
09/1998-04/2004 Physics Studies, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan


2007 Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
2015 Walter Schottky Prize (jointly with Andreas Schnyder)