Frank Hegmann, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin


Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin
(780) 492-7852
3-197 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



My expertise is in ultra-fast terahertz science and nanophysics. I've set up a unique ultra-fast nano-tools lab with several laser sources running at the same time sending pulses to different optical instruments.


2014-15 University of Alberta McCalla Professorship 

2014 Alberta Innovates Technology Futures/iCORE Strategic Chair in Terahertz Science and Technology


Condensed matter physics, ultrafast THz spectroscopy, nonlinear dynamics, terahertz scanning tunneling microscopy, time-resolved photoluminescence, THs source development interaction of THz and biological samples.

Recipient of the 2013 Faculty of Science Award for Excellent Teaching


PHYS 415 - Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics I

Lattice structure and binding; lattice vibrations; electrons in solids, band structure of metals, Fermi surface; semiconductors and junctions; paramagnetism and diamagnetism; introduction to lattice defects. Prerequisites: PHYS 311 and 372, and MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent.

Fall Term 2021
PHYS 481 - Electromagnetic Theory II

Electromotive force; Faraday's law; inductance; Maxwell's equations in free space and in matter; electromagnetic potentials; gauges; energy and momentum conservation laws; plane waves in vacuum, in nonconducting and in conducting media; reflection and refraction of electromagnetic waves; dispersion, wave guides; dipole radiation; radiation due to moving charge; radiation reaction. Prerequisite: PHYS 381, MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent.

Fall Term 2021

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