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 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


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.


People: past and present