F. David Peat

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"David Peat obtained his PhD from the University of Liverpool in 1964 and taught at Queen’s University, Canada before joining the National Research Council of Canada. His research focused on the theory of density matrices and solid state physics. Following sabbaticals with David Bohm and Roger Penrose, he worked on the foundations of quantum theory. He became a colleague and collaborator with David Bohm. Together they co-authored “Science, Order and Creativity” and were working on a second book “The Order Between and Beyond” at the time of Bohm’s death... With Leroy Little Bear, Peat has organized a series of dialogues between Native American Elders and Western Scientists.

"In 1996 Peat moved to the medieval village of Pari in Tuscany where he created the Pari Center for New Learning. He is the author of over twenty books plus many articles in refereed journals, magazines and conference proceedings. Peat offers a number of residential courses at the Pari Center each year. In addition he organizes a series of International Conferences at the Center. Peat has also hosted a series of talks on the relationship between science and religion and the Center was a three times winner of the Metanexus Prize for Excellence in Programming." [1]

"But Peat's interests expanded to include psychology, particularly that of Carl Jung, art and general aspects of culture, including that of Native America. Peat is the author of many books including a biography of David Bohm, with whom Peat collaborated, books on quantum theory and chaos theory, as well as a study of Synchronicity. Since moving to the village of Pari in Italy Peat has created the Pari Center for New Learning. Visitors to Pari can talk with David Peat or attend one of his courses." He is adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and Schumacher College, a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and a Distinguished Fellow at the University of South Africa. wiki


  • 1980 Independent Researcher, Writer, and Consultant to the Fetzer Institute
  • 1989-90 Chairman, Division of Theoretical Physics, Canadian Institute of Physics.
  • 1998: Scientist in Residence: St Martin’s School & Goldsmith’s College, London, The Ruskin School, Oxford, The West of England School of Art (Bristol) and The Brighton School of Art.
  • 2000 Director, The Pari Center for New Learning, Pari, Italy
  • 2006 Adjunct Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Fellow, International Futures Forum
  • Honorary Member of the Scientific Committee of the Club of Budapest"

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  1. Generon International Team, organizational web page, accessed March 21, 2013.