|Born||27 October 1937|
|Died||16 April 1994 (aged 56)|
|Alma mater||Leningrad State University|
|Known for||quantization of gauge fields; Faddeev–Popov ghosts|
|Fields||Quantum field theory|
|Institutions||Steklov Institute of Mathematics|
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.
- L. D. Faddeev, L; V. N. Popov (1967). "Feynman diagrams for the Yang-Mills field". Physics Letters B. 25: 29. Bibcode:1967PhLB...25...29F. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(67)90067-6.
- Konopleva N. P., Popov V. N. (1982): Gauge Fields. Gordon & Breach Publishing Group. ISBN 3-7186-0045-5. (Originally published in Russian in 1972)
- L. Faddeev, How I came to work with Victor Popov, Journal of Mathematical Sciences 88 (2), 111—113 (1998).
- N. P. Konopleva, To the memory of V. N. Popov, Journal of Mathematical Sciences 88 (2), 114—115 (1998).
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