Geometry / Theoretical Physics
Geometry / Theoretical Physics Faculty

Professor of Mathematics
Associate Chair of the Department of Mathematics
Professor of Physics (Secondary)psa@cgtp.duke.eduResearch Interest:String theory is hoped to provide a theory of all fundamental physics encompassing both quantum mechanics and general relativity 
Professor of Mathematics
Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics
Professor in the Department of Physics (Secondary)
Professor of Physics (Secondary)hubert.bray@duke.eduResearch Interest:Geometric analysis with applications to general relativity and the largescale geometry of spacetimes 
Benjamin Powell Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
Professor of Mathematics
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Physics (Secondary)
Professor of Economics (Secondary)
Professor of Physics (Secondary)
Bass Fellowarlie.petters@duke.eduResearch Interest:Problems connected to the interplay of gravity and light (gravitational lensing, general relativity, astrophysics, cosmology) 
Professor of Physics
Professor in the Department of Mathematics (Secondary)plesser@cgtp.duke.eduResearch Interest:String theory, the most ambitious attempt yet at a comprehensive theory of the fundamental structure of the universe