2024 Medal Winners | francais

The 2024 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal

is awarded to

Marcel Franz

"I had the privilege to meet Prof. Brockhouse as a young postdoc at McMaster, just after he received his Nobel prize in 1994, and still remember what a momentous event for the Canadian physics community that was! It is a true honour to be able to join the distinguished ranks of previous CAP Brockhouse medalists, one that I owe in the large part to my talented students and postdocs." winner citation

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2024 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal is awarded to Marcel Franz, UBC, in recognition of his work on topological, superconducting and low-dimensional materials as well as the theoretical advances in the physics of Majorana fermions under strong interactions. announcement

Marcel Franz is an internationally recognized theoretical physicist at The University of British Columbia who has made transformative contributions to the field of condensed matter physics.

His work has been recognized by numerous prestigious awards including fellowships from the Royal Society of Canada, the American Physical Society, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s (CIFAR) Quantum Materials program. He was also awarded a Killam Research Fellowship and a Sloan Research Fellowship.

Following his foundational work in high-temperature superconductivity, he pioneered radical new ideas in the fields of graphene and topological quantum matter. These achievements, together with the recent visionary work on twisted topological superconductors, bring forward new ways of looking at materials as well as radical new concepts for electronic devices, and have elevated him to a world-leading position within the quantum materials’ community. nominator citation

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