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Peter Smillie

BHI Graduate Student Alum; Barry Bateman Instructor in Mathematics
California Institute of Technology


I am a Junior Professor at the Universität Heidelberg. Before that I was a Bateman instructor at Caltech.

My research is in differential geometry, Teichmüller theory, and geometric structures. I am also interested in general relativity and other connections to physics.

In spring 2023, I am teaching Differential Geometry I at Heidelberg.

I am a contributor to the project Organic Materials by Geometrical Design at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies.

I am co-organizing Heidelberg’s HEGL community seminar.

Honorary Affiliate: Stephen Hawking

In Memoriam

Former Honorary Affiliate

Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge Physics

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