Professor of Mathematics, Physics, & Business Administration, Duke University
Dr. Arlie Petters is a Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Business Administration at Duke University. Petters’s research on gravitational lensing deals with how light is affected by the warping of space and time. He was the first to develop the mathematical theory of gravitational lensing. Petters is also in the process of testing gravitational theories like Einstein’s general relativity and hyperspace gravity models.
The mathematical physicist reflects upon his untraditional math and science education in Belize, and talks about how Einstein’s theory of relativity is a “profound connection” that can inspire young people.