A.W. Peet

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A.W. Peet
Nationality New Zealand
Pronouns they/them
Gender identity nonbinary
Occupation professor of physics

A. W. Peet is a professor of physics at the University of Toronto. Peet's research interests include a focus on string theory as a quantum theory of gravity, quantum field theory and applications of string theory to black holes, gauge theories, cosmology,[1] and the correspondence between conformal field theories and anti-de Sitter space.[2]

In 1990, Peet received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Canterbury and in 1994 a doctorate in physics from Stanford University. From 1994 to 1997 they worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and from 1997 to 2000 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara. Since 2000, Peet teaches and conducts research as a full professor at the University of Toronto.[1] Peet is an affiliate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.[3]

Peet is nonbinary, uses they/them pronouns,[4] and is a New Zealand citizen with a passport using an unspecified gender. They debated fellow University of Toronto colleague clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson on Canadian public television on several occasions, garnering significant public attention.[1][5][6][7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Peet, A. W. "About Prof. Peet". ap.io. Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  2. "A. W. Peet". University of Toronto. Canadian Association of Physicists. Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  3. "A. W. Peet". Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  4. Peet, A. W. "How to get my name and pronouns right". A. W. Peet. Archived from the original on 2020-12-20. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  5. "University of Toronto professor A.W. Peet explains why they identify as non-binary". 30 September 2016. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  6. Brait, Ellen (5 November 2016). "When beliefs about gender identity and views on freedom of speech clash". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 2020-07-06. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  7. Yun, Tom (3 October 2016). "U of T community responds to Jordan Peterson on gender identities". The Varsity. Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
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