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 2022: Quantum Mechanics II, PHY456F

Fall 2022: Statistical Mechanics, PHY1500F

Winter 2023: Part II (Thermal Physics) of PHY294S


Older courses’ notes:

Advanced Classical Mechanics (PHY354)

Relativistic Electrodynamics (PHY450)

Graduate Fluid Mechanics (PHY1530)



Research


I was previously interested in physics beyond the standard model. Currently, I 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:


“Notes on confinement on R3xS1: from Yang-Mills, super-Yang-Mills, and QCD(adj) to QCD(F)”

arxiv:2111.10423[hep-th]


“Nonperturbative effects in the Standard Model with gauged center symmetry”

with Mohamed Anber, arxiv:2110.02981[hep-th]


“The mixed 0-form/1-form anomaly in Hilbert space: pouring the new wine into old bottles”

with Andrew Cox and David Wandler, arxiv:2106.11442[hep-th]



For a full list, see inSPIRE.


Talks

People: past and present