Frank Marsiglio

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics


Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics
(780) 492-1067
3-179 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



BASc (Engineering Science) Univ of Toronto, 1983

MSc McMaster University, 1984

PhD McMaster University, 1988

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1988-1990, Univ. of California, San Diego

Research Scientist, 1990-1997, Chalk River Laboratories

Adjunct Professor of Physics, 1991-1997, McMaster University

Associate Professor, 1997-2001, University of Alberta

Professor, 2001-present, University of Alberta 

Director of the Theoretical Physics Institute, 2001-2008, University of Alberta

Acting Chair, 2009, Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta

Associate Chair, Research, 2013-2015, Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta

Acting Chair, 2015-2016, Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, 2017-Oct. 2018., Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Alberta

Interim Dean of Science, Oct. 2018-June 2019, University of Alberta


Theory of high-temperature superconductivity

Polaron Physics

Nanoscale superconductivity

Strong electron correlations in solids

The Electron-phonon Interaction in Solids

Spin current-induced Spin-flip interactions


Significant development of Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics through research topics --- see publications on my research website (under links) or on the ArXiv.


PHYS 472 - Quantum Mechanics B

Review of the postulates of quantum mechanics; quantization of angular momentum; matrix representations, spin and parity; approximation methods; perturbation theory; variational and other methods; applications; scattering theory; systems of identical particles. Prerequisites: PHYS 372, and MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent, and MATH 311 or 411.

Fall Term 2021

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