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


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


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