Carl Franck

Associate Professor of Physics

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

(607) 255-3562
(607) 255-5215

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 biological physics and liquid physics

Current Research

Our group’s interests have been focused on the behavior of liquid, colloidal and living systems on length scales that are much greater than atomic.  Currently, our main effort has been directed at understanding the social behavior of microbes along with the physicochemical systems that enable their intercellular communication. One can find details of our current activities at .