[banner-ish graphic of ISS astronaut above my home town in New Zealand]

This web site is owned and administered by Prof. A.W. Peet of the University of Toronto. Its purpose is to assist communication about physics with (a) UofT students, researchers, and alumni, (b) prospective UofT students, (c) academic colleagues, and (d) the general public.

[Cartoonized image of me]


Jacob Bekenstein, who made fundamental contributions to the foundation of black hole thermodynamics and to other aspects of the connections between information and gravitation, passed away on 16th August 2015. Rest in peace, Jacob.

What I offer here

Contact details
Termtime schedule outline
About Prof.Peet
Research interests - layperson overview
Research interests - black holes and holography
Teaching (2015-16)
PMU199S Modern Physics for the Curious
PHY483F General Relativity I
PHY2404S Quantum Field Theory II
For ill/injured students
Advice and Mentoring
Advice for high schoolers who want to become string theorists
Advice for undergrads wanting to do summer research in string theory
Advice for prospective string theory PhD students
Advice for students with offers of graduate admission from us
Graduate Jamboree slides
Recommended non-physics reading for grad students
Slides and YouTube video for most recent public lecture
News media appearances
Equity and Miscellaneous
Disability accommodations
Disability gizmos
Being Kiwi
Women in physics
A bit about Toronto
Putting equations in web pages