Adam Ritz

Adam Ritz
Position
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
University of Victoria
Contact
Office: Elliott 118
Credentials

BSc (Tasmania), MSc (Melbourne), PhD (Imperial College, London)

Area of expertise

Theoretical physics

I'm a member of the UVic Particle Theory Group, and my research interests include:

  • Particle and astroparticle phenomenology
  • Formal aspects of quantum field theory
  • For a full list of publications, see INPIRE
  • For present (and past) research activities, please see the Research page
Current graduate students
  • Kate Taylor (PhD)
  • Saeid Foroughi (PhD)
Graduated students (UVic)
  • Patrick deNiverville (MSc) → PhD student (UVic)
  • Xun Wang (PhD) → postdoc (Huazhong U)
  • Patrick deNiverville (PhD) → postdoc (IBS Daejon) → postdoc (LANL)
  • Matthias Le Dall (PhD) → postdoc (UVic) → data science, Scotiabank
  • Kate Taylor (MSc) → PhD student (UVic)
Current Theory Group postdocs
  • Nikita Blinov (from September 2021)
  • Eric Mefford (from September 2021)
Former postdocs
  • Akash Jain 2018-21 (→ postdoc, Amsterdam U)
  • Shohei Okawa 2018-21 (→ postdoc, Bercelona U)
  • Ashish Shukla 2017-20 (→ postdoc, Perimeter; Ecole Polytechnique)
  • Chien-Yi Chen (→ postdoc, Northwestern U)
  • Stefan Janiszewski
  • Matthias Kaminski (→ faculty, U. Alabama)
  • David McKeen (→ postdoc, U. Washington; Research Scientist, TRIUMF)
  • Kristan Jensen (→ postdoc, Stony Brook U; faculty, SFSU)
  • John Ward
  • Touko Tahkokallio
  • Yudi Santoso

Course webpages for 2022/23

Undergraduate

  • PHYS415 General Relativity & Cosmology - Fall: 2009, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
  • PHYS321A Classical Mechanics I - Fall: 2007, 08
  • PHYS422 Electromagnetic Theory - Spring: 2006, 07, 08, 12, 13
  • ASTR 405 Introduction to Cosmology - Spring 2022
  • PHYS490 Directed Studies: Black Holes - Spring: 2011, 2017
  • PHYS490 Directed Studies: Group Theory and Particle Physics - Summer: 2018 

Graduate

  • PHYS509/506B Symmetries in Particle Physics - Spring 2011, 13, 17, 18, 20
  • PHYS501A/600A Intro to Quantum Field Theory - Spring: 2009(as 506B), 10(as 506B), 12, 17, 18, 20, 22
  • PHYS501B/600B Advanced Quantum Field Theory - Spring: 2013, Summer: 2017, Fall: 2019
  • PHYS500B Quantum Mechanics II - Spring: 2014, 15, 16
  • PHYS502A Classical Electromagnetism - Fall: 2006, 07, 08, 09, 10
  • PHYS580 Directed Studies: Intro to Renormalization - Spring: 2008
  • PHYS580 Directed Studies: AdS/CFT Correspondence - Spring: 2010
Employment
01/2014-06/2022
07/2017-date
07/2011-06/2017
09/2005-06/2011
01/2004-12/2005
10/1999-10/2003
09/1998-09/1999
Department Chair
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Fellow (Theoretical Division)
Research Fellow (DAMTP, Caius College)
Research Associate (FTPI)
University of Victoria
University of Victoria
University of Victoria
University of Victoria
CERN
University of Cambridge
University of Minnesota
Education
10/1995-09/1998
01/1995-09/1995
01/1991-12/1994
PhD
MSc
BSc(Hons)
Imperial College (U. of London)
University of Melbourne
University of Tasmania