Math @ Duke

Alan R. Parry, Graduate Student
Please note: Alan has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.  Contact Info:
Office Location:  017 Physics  Office Phone:  (919)6602870  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
 Curriculum Vitae
 Representative Publications
(More 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]
 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 1320, 2012, Miami 2012  A topical conference on elementary particles, astrophysics, and cosmology
 Modeling Wave Dark Matter in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies, October 3, 2012, MathPhysics 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


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