Peter Woit is a physicist and mathematician who is currently a Lecturer in the Mathematics Department at Columbia University. He graduated in 1979 from Harvard University with bachelor's and master's degrees in physics, then went on to get a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Princeton University. He has been a postdoc at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook and at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley. Since 1989 he has been teaching at Columbia where in recent years he has taught graduate courses in quantum field theory, representation theory and differential geometry.
'Peter Woit's book NOT EVEN WRONG is an authoritative and well reasoned account of string theory's extremely fashionable status among today's theoretical physicists... I regard it as an important book.' - Professor Sir Roger Penrose, author of THE ROAD TO REALITY.Read More