This web site is owned and administered by Prof. A.W. Peet of the University of Toronto.

[recent photo of me by Raul Cunha]
Photo by Raul Cunha


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 discoveries 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: remembering Stephen Hawking
Interview for Kelly Cutrara's show on Toronto radio station AM640: the legacy of Stephen Hawking
Interview for The Varsity: Farewell, Professor Hawking

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
Inclusion work
Academic decency statement
Being transgender
Being disabled
Being Kiwi
A bit about Toronto
Putting LaTeX equations in web pages