Carl Franck

Associate Professor of Physics

525 Clark Hall, E-18 Clark Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853

(607) 255-3562
(607) 255-5215
Research group

A.B, 1974, Harvard College. Ph.D., 1978, Princeton University. Research Assistant and Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1977-82. Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1982-88. Associate Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1988-present. Visiting Professor, Physics, University of Bristol, England, 1991. Member, American Physical Society.

Research Areas

Experimental condensed matter and atomic physics, biological physics and liquid physics

Current Research

Our group’s interests include the behavior of liquid, colloidal and living systems on length scales that are much greater than atomic.  A particular aim has been to understand the social behavior of microbes along with the physicochemical systems that enable their intercellular communication. 

We are also engaged in a new form of X-ray spectroscopy for studying quantum matter. Here our focus is on correlated electron behavior and new photon effects in solids and atoms. 

One can find details of our current activities at .