Arlie Petters

Physicist, Academic

1964 –

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Who is Arlie Petters?

Arlie O. Petters, MBE is a Belizean American mathematical physicist, who is the Benjamin Powell Professor and Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Business Administration at Duke University. Petters is a founder of mathematical astronomy, focusing on problems connected to the interplay of gravity and light and employing tools from astrophysics, cosmology, general relativity, high energy physics, differential geometry, singularities, and probability theory. His monograph "Singularity Theory and Gravitational Lensing" is the first to develop a mathematical theory of gravitational lensing. He was Chairman of the Council of Science Advisers to the Prime Minister of Belize.

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Born
Feb 8, 1964
Dangriga
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • City University of New York
  • Hunter College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Employment
  • Duke University
  • Princeton University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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