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
Evidence for a Non-Supersymmetric 5d CFT from Deformations of 5d $SU(2)$
SYM
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2020)
2020,
58
(DOI: 10.1007/jhep05(2020)058)
Notes on 8 Majorana Fermions
– SciPost Physics Lecture Notes
(2020)
014
Hypercharge quantisation and fermat’s last theorem
– SciPost Physics
(2020)
8,
009
(DOI: 10.21468/scipostphys.8.1.009)
If the weak were strong and the strong were weak
– SciPost Physics
(2019)
7,
059
(DOI: 10.21468/scipostphys.7.5.059)
A web of 2d dualities: ${\bf Z}_2$ gauge fields and Arf invariants
– SciPost Physics
(2019)
7,
007
(DOI: 10.21468/scipostphys.7.1.007)
Hall viscosity in the non-Abelian quantum Hall matrix model
– Physical Review B
(2018)
98,
075133
(DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.98.075133)
Mirror symmetry and bosonization in 2d and 3d
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2018)
2018,
59
(DOI: 10.1007/jhep07(2018)059)
The conformal spectrum of non-Abelian anyons
– SciPost Physics
(2018)
4,
022
(DOI: 10.21468/scipostphys.4.4.022)
ADHM and the 4d quantum Hall effect
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2018)
2018,
40
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2018)040)
Line operators in the Standard Model
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2017)
2017,
104
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2017)104)
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