Erich Poppitz

Professor


Department of Physics

University of Toronto

60 St George Street

Toronto ON M5S 1A7 Canada


416-946-7546

poppitz at physics utoronto ca


M.Sc., 1989, Moscow State University

M.A.,1992, Ph.D.,1994, Johns Hopkins University

Robert R. McCormick Fellow, 1994-97, University of Chicago

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997-98, University of California, San Diego

Assistant Professor, 1999-2001, Yale University

Associate Professor w/out tenure, 2001-04, University of Toronto

Associate Professor, 2004-08, University of Toronto


Teaching


Fall 2016:


Electromagnetic Theory (PHY350)


Winter 2017:


Thermal Physics (PHY252)

Quantum and Thermal Physics (2nd half, PHY294.2)


Older courses’ notes:

Advanced Classical Mechanics (PHY354)

Relativistic Electrodynamics (PHY450)

Graduate Fluid Mechanics (PHY1530)


Reading courses


Research


I am interested in physics beyond the standard model. I also study the nonperturbative dynamics

of general quantum field theories, using a variety of tools, from supersymmetry, branes, and

dualities, to lattice field theory and Monte-Carlo simulations. My most recent publications:


“Emergent dimensions and braneworlds from large-N confinement”

with Aleksey Cherman, arxiv:1606:01902[hep-th]


“On the global structure of deformed Yang-Mills theory and QCD(adj) on R^3 x S^1”

with Mohamed Anber, arxiv:1508.00910[hep-th]


“The curious incident of multi-instantons and the necessity of Lefshetz thimbles”

with Alireza Behtash, Tin Sulejmanpasic, and Mithat Unsal, arxiv:1507.04063[hep-th]




A complete list from inSPIRE.


Talks

People: past and present