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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Career

  • 2004: University of Cambridge, Lecturer, Reader then Professor
  • 2001-2004: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pappalardo fellow.
  • 2000-2001: Columbia University, Postdoc.
  • 1999-2000: Kings College, London. EPSRC postdoc.
  • 1998-1999: TIFR, Mumbai, India, Research fellow.

 

Research

David Tong studies various topics in theoretical physics, usually related to quantum field theory. Previous research topics include string theory, supersymmetry, solitons, geometry, cosmology and condensed matter physics. More details on David's reseach and publication can be found on his research pages. Lecture notes on various topics in theoretical physics can be found on his teaching pages

 

Publications

Gapped Chiral Fermions
D Tong, SS Razamat
– arXiv
(2020)
Boundary states for chiral symmetries in two dimensions
PB Smith, D Tong
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2020)
2020,
18
Evidence for a Non-Supersymmetric 5d CFT from Deformations of 5d $SU(2)$ SYM
PB Genolini, M Honda, HC Kim, D Tong, C Vafa
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2020)
2020,
58
Notes on 8 Majorana Fermions
D Tong, C Turner
– SciPost Physics Lecture Notes
(2020)
014
Hypercharge quantisation and Fermat's last theorem
N Lohitsiri, D Tong
– SciPost Physics
(2020)
8,
009
If the Weak Were Strong and Strong Were Weak
D Tong, N Lohitsiri
– SciPost Physics
(2019)
7,
059
A web of 2d dualities: ${\bf Z}_2$ gauge fields and Arf invariants
A Karch, D Tong, C Turner
– SciPost Physics
(2019)
7,
007
Hall viscosity in the non-Abelian quantum Hall matrix model
MF Lapa, C Turner, TL Hughes, D Tong
– Physical Review B
(2018)
98,
075133
Mirror symmetry and bosonization in 2d and 3d
A Karch, D Tong, C Turner
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2018)
2018,
59
The Conformal Spectrum of Non-Abelian Anyons
N Doroud, D Tong, C Turner
– SciPost Physics
(2018)
4,
022
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Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B2.13

Telephone

01223 337874