This web site is owned and administered by Prof. A.W. Peet of the University of Toronto.
Whāia te iti kahurangi.
Ki te tūohu koe, me he maunga teitei.
(Aspire to the highest pinnacles.
If you should bow, let it be to a lofty mountain.)
-- Māori proverb.
- Stephen Hawking (2018/03/14)
- Professor Stephen W. Hawking has passed away. He was a giant of theoretical physics and a shining role model for many. His work inspired many young physicists -- me included (I first met him as a PhD student in 1992). May he rest in peace.
- Interview for UofT News on remembering Stephen Hawking
- Interview for Kelly Cutrara's show on Toronto radio station AM640 on
the legacy of Stephen Hawking
- Get To Know Us graduate recruitment event (2018/03/16)
- Before you show up for a 20-minute chat, please ensure that you have already read 5 key webpages: about me, advice for prospective PhD students, advice for those offered graduate admission, black hole microscopics, quantum information and quantum gravity.
What I offer here
- Contact details
- How to get my name and pronouns right
- Termtime schedule outline
- About Prof. Peet
- Research interests - layperson overview
- Research interests - black hole microscopics and AdS/CFT holography
- PMU199S Modern Physics for the Curious
- PHY483F General Relativity I
- PHY2404S Quantum Field Theory II
- Course deadlines policy
- Advice for school kids wanting email help with a science project
- Advice for high schoolers/undergrads aspiring to be string theorists
- Advice for undergrads seeking research opportunities in my lab
- Advice for prospective string theory PhD students
- Advice for students with offers of graduate admission from us
- Recommended non-physics reading for grad students
- A very brief introduction to string theory
- Slides and YouTube video for most recent public lecture
- News media appearances
- Academic decency statement
- Being transgender
- Being disabled
- Being Kiwi
- A bit about Toronto
- Putting LaTeX equations in web pages