Pavel Kovtun

Pavel Kovtun
Position
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of Victoria
Credentials

PhD (Washington)

Contact
Office: Elliott 110

I work on theoretical physics, doing research in the theory of elementary particles and quantum fields, and in string theory. Recently, I was working on relating collective excitations in quantum many-body systems to physics of black holes, a connection which comes through string theory.

Publications

See arxiv.org.

Graduate students

Current:

  • Raphael Hoult (MSc)
  • Ruochuan Liu (PhD)

Former:

  • Juan Hernandez (MSc)
  • Michael Harder (MSc)
  • James Babb (MSc)

Postdoctorial researchers

Current:

  • Akash Jain
  • Ashish Shukla

Former:

  • Stefan Janiszewski
  • Matthias Kaminski
  • Kristan Jensen
  • David McKeen
  • John Ward
  • Touko Tahkokallio