Victor Popov

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Victor Popov
Born 27 October 1937
Died 16 April 1994 (1994-04-17) (aged 56)
Nationality Russian
Fields Quantum field theory
Institutions Steklov Institute of Mathematics
Alma mater Leningrad State University
Known for quantization of gauge fields; Faddeev–Popov ghosts

Victor Nikolaevich Popov (Russian: Ви́ктор Никола́евич Попо́в; 27 October 1937 – 16 April 1994) was a Russian theoretical physicist known for his contribution to the quantization of non-abelian gauge fields. His work with Ludvig Faddeev on that subject introduced the fundamental objects now known as Faddeev–Popov ghosts.

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