William and Sue Gross Associate Professor of Mathematics (1998 - 2003)
Professor Petters joined the Duke faculty in the fall of 1998 after teaching in the mathematics department at Princeton. At Duke, he teaches multivariable calculus. His primary area of research interest is the mathematical theory of gravitational lensing, a subfield of Einstein’s theory of relativity. Dr. Petters has won an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the two highest awards for young math/physics professors.