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 2019:


Electromagnetic Theory (PHY350)

Quantum Field Theory 1 (PHY2403)


Winter 2020:


Nonlinear Physics (PHY460, PHY1460)

Thermal Physics (PHY294, 2nd part)



Older courses’ notes:

Advanced Classical Mechanics (PHY354)

Relativistic Electrodynamics (PHY450)

Graduate Fluid Mechanics (PHY1530)


Reading courses


Research


I am (was...) 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:



“Generalized ‘t Hooft anomalies on non-spin manifolds”

with Mohamed Anber, arxiv:2002.02037[hep-th]


“Deconfinement on axion domain walls”

with Mohamed Anber, arxiv:2001.03631[hep-th]


“Domain walls and deconfinement: a semiclassical picture of discrete anomaly inflow”

with Andrew Cox and Samuel Wong, arxiv:1909.10979[hep-th]



For a full list, see inSPIRE.


Talks

People: past and present