International Summer School for Young Physicists is a national two-week summer school designed to capture the scientific imagination of grade 11 students (secondaire V in Quebec) and nurture their passion for physics through an exploration of the fascinating mysteries of our universe.
Amanda Peet received her Ph.D. at Stanford University and currently is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, her “intellectual home base.” She is also an Affiliate Member of Perimeter Institute. Amanda's goal is to understand the fundamental dynamics of all forces and particles seen so far in Nature, especially gravity. Broadly: She studies the quantum dynamics of interactions between gravity and matter using string theory, with applications to black holes and cosmology, and links to gauge theory and particle physics.
Join our ISSYP students in meeting one of our researchers and asking her a variety of interesting questions about her life as a theoretical physicist.