Office Location: | 017 Physics |

Office Phone: | (919)660-2870 |

Email Address: | |

Starting Year: |
2007 |

Advisor(s): |
Hubert Bray |

Thesis Title: |
Wave Dark Matter and Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies |

**Office Hours:**- By appointment.

**Education:**PhD Duke University 2013 MA Duke University 2008 MS Utah State University 2007 BS Utah State University 2006

**Specialties:**-
Geometry

Mathematical Physics

**Research Interests:***Differential Geometry*I'm interested in Differential Geometry and its applications to General Relativity. Currently, I've been studying dark matter modeled as a scalar field, called wave dark matter, and comparing this description to observations of dwarf spheroidal galaxies, the smallest known types of gravitationally bound objects that have a significant presence of dark matter.

In the past, I have studied Lie Algebras, in particular classifying solvable Lie algebras of small dimension. My master's thesis was on classifying such Lie algebras through dimension seven.

**Areas of Interest:**General Relativity

Geometric Analysis

Mathematical Physics

**Keywords:**Differential Geometry • Geometric Analysis • General Relativity • Mathematical Physics

**Representative Publications**- Alan R. Parry,
*Wave Dark Matter and Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies*(March, 2013), Duke University, Durham, NC (PhD Dissertation.) - Hubert L. Bray and Alan R. Parry,
*Modeling Wave Dark Matter in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies*(Preprint, January 2, 2013) [arXiv:1301.0255] - Alan R. Parry,
*Spherically Symmetric Static States of Wave Dark Matter*(Preprint, December 27, 2012) [arXiv:1212.6426] - Alan R. Parry,
*A Survey of Spherically Symmetric Spacetimes*(Preprint, October 18, 2012) [arXiv:1210.5269] [abs] - Alan R. Parry,
*A Classification of Real Indecomposable Solvable Lie Algebras of Small Dimension with Codimension One Nilradicals*(August, 2007), Utah State University, Logan, UT (Master Thesis.) [html]

- Alan R. Parry,

**Selected Invited Lectures***Mathematics Meets Astrophysics: An Overview of General Relativity and Dark Matter in Galaxies*, April 12, 2013, Vanderbilt University*Modeling Wave Dark Matter in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies*, April 12, 2013, Vanderbilt University*Mathematics Meets Astrophysics: An Overview of General Relativity and Dark Matter in Galaxies*, April 01, 2013, University of Connecticut*Mathematics Meets Astrophysics: An Overview of General Relativity and Dark Matter in Galaxies*, February 07, 2013, Brigham Young University*Modeling Wave Dark Matter in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies*, December 13-20, 2012, Miami 2012 - A topical conference on elementary particles, astrophysics, and cosmology*Modeling Wave Dark Matter in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies*, October 3, 2012, Math-Physics Colloquium, Lafayette College*A Pictorial Introduction to General Relativity*, October 03, 2012, Mathematical Adventures And Diversions Talk, Layfayette College*Modeling Wave Dark Matter in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies*, September 26, 2012, Geometry and Physics Seminar, University of Miami*Modeling Wave Dark Matter in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies*, September 04, 2012, Geometry/Topology Seminar, Duke University*Crazy Cosmological Correlations and How General Relativity Has and Might Continue to Explain Them*, April 20, 2012, Graduate/Faculty Seminar, Duke University*Dark Matter Matters*, March 23, 2012, First Annual Math Slam, Duke University