Geometry / Theoretical Physics
Geometry / Theoretical Physics Faculty

Research Interest:String theory is hoped to provide a theory of all fundamental physics encompassing both quantum mechanics and general relativity

Hubert Bray
Professor of Mathematics, Professor in the Department of Physics (Secondary)
hubert.bray@duke.eduResearch Interest:Geometric analysis with applications to general relativity and the largescale geometry of spacetimes 
Arlie O. Petters
Benjamin Powell Professor of Mathematics in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Mathematics, Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Professor of Physics (Secondary), Professor of Economics (Secondary), Bass Fellow
arlie.petters@duke.eduResearch Interest:Problems connected to the interplay of gravity and light (gravitational lensing, general relativity, astrophysics, cosmology) 
M. Ronen Plesser
Professor of Physics, Professor in the Department of Mathematics (Secondary), Professor in the Program in Education (Secondary)
plesser@cgtp.duke.eduResearch Interest:String theory, the most ambitious attempt yet at a comprehensive theory of the fundamental structure of the universe