Phil Parker, Professor
Differential Geometry, Math Physics; PhD, Oregon State University, 1977
Paul D. Sinclair, "Metrics on Bundle Spaces and Harmonic Gauss Map", PhD thesis, 1991
There are two main lines, one around pseudoRiemannian (indefinite metric tensor) geometries and one around (possibly nonlinear) connections associated to second-order differential equations (quasisprays). The former has lately concentrated on 2-step nilpotent Lie groups (see here for a nontechnical, historical overview), most recently on the conjugate locus and degeneracies. The latter includes a major extension of the Ambrose-Palais-Singer correspondence; see here for a more technical overview with some history.
- L. Del Riego and P.E. Parker, Geometry
of Nonlinear Connections, Nonlinear Anal. 63 (2005)
- C. Jang, P.E. Parker, and K. Park, PseudoH-type 2-step Nilpotent Lie Groups, Houston J. Math. 31 (2005)
- P.E. Parker, Geometry
of Bicharacteristics, in Advances in Differential Geometry and General
Relativity, eds. S. Dostoglou and P. Ehrlich. Contemp. Math. 359.
Providence: AMS, 2004. pp.31-40.
- P.E. Parker, Pseudo-Riemannian Nilpotent Lie Groups, in Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics. eds. J.-P. Françoise, G.L. Naber and Tsou S.T. Oxford: Elsevier, 2006. vol. 4, pp. 94-104.
- L.A. Cordero and P.E. Parker, Lattices and Periodic Geodesics in Pseudoriemannian 2-step Nilpotent Lie Groups, Int. J. Geom. Methods Mod. Phys. 5 (2008) 79--99.
- L.A. Cordero and P.E. Parker, Isometry
Groups of pseudoRiemannian 2-step Nilpotent Lie Groups, Houston J.
Math. 35 (2009) 49-72.