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Faculty of Mathematics

 

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

Selected Publications

  • Andreas Karch and David Tong, "Particle-Vortex Duality from 3d Bosonization", arXiv:1606.01893
  • Nick Dorey, David Tong and Carl Turner, "A Matrix Model for WZW", arXiv:1604.05711
  • Gary Horowitz, Jorge Santos and David Tong, "Optical Conductivity with Holographic Lattices", , JHEP 1207:168 (2012) arXiv:1205.0519
  • Sean Hartnoll, Joe Polchinski, Eva Silverstein and David Tong, "Towards Strange Metallic Holography", JHEP 1004:120 (2010), arXiv:0912.1061
  • Kentaro Hori and David Tong, "Aspects of Non-Abelian Gauge Dynamics in Two-Dimensional N=(2,2) Theories", JHEP 05 (2007) 079, hep-th/0609032.
  • Mohsen Alishahiha, Eva Silverstein and David Tong, "DBI in the Sky" Phys.Rev. D70 (2004) 123505, hep-th/0404084.
  • Amihay Hanany and David Tong, "Vortices, Instantons and Branes" JHEP 0307 (2003) 037,  hep-th/0306150.

Publications

If the weak were strong and the strong were weak
N Lohitsiri, D Tong
– 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
ADHM and the 4d quantum Hall effect
A Barns-Graham, N Dorey, N Lohitsiri, D Tong, C Turner
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2018)
2018,
40
Line operators in the Standard Model
D Tong
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2017)
2017,
104
More Abelian dualities in 2+1 dimensions
A Karch, B Robinson, D Tong
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2017)
2017,
17
Non-abelian 3$D$ bosonization and quantum Hall states
Ð Radičević, D Tong, C Turner
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2016)
2016,
67
Particle-Vortex Duality from 3D Bosonization
A Karch, D Tong
– Physical Review X
(2016)
6,
031043
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Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B2.13

Telephone

01223 337874