Erich Poppitz


Department of Physics

University of Toronto

60 St George Street

Toronto ON M5S 1A7 Canada


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


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)


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:

“Gauge theory geography: charting a path between semiclassical islands”

with F. David Wandler, arxiv:2211.10347[hep-th]

“The gaugino condensate from asymmetric four-torus with twists”

with Mohamed Anber, arxiv:2210.13568[hep-th]

“Notes on confinement on R3 x S1: from Yang-Mills, super Yang-Mills, and QCD(adj) to QCD(F)”


For a full list, see inSPIRE.


People: past and present