Workshops
PRI workshops are of a worldclass level and restricted to a
limited number of invited participants for the purpose of indepth,
oneonone interactions.
Though most PRI workshops are on mathematics, science, and technology,
the institute welcomes workshop proposals in other fields to promote interactions
with scholars and professionals outside science.
PRI strongly encourages its workshop participants from abroad
to have a cultural and naturebased experience while in Belize.
This may include visiting Belize's
lush tropical rain forest with its numerous species of exotic flora and fauna,
exploring majestic Mayan temples, snorkeling near its breathtaking barrier reef, or
immersing in the local culture by eating traditional Belizean dishes, dancing to
the distinct rhythms of the Garifuna drums, and
meeting some of the Creole, Garifuna, and Mestizo peoples.
See Visitor Information.
Policy on Smoking:
Smoking is not permitted
at PRI, including on the grounds.
Sample Scientific Workshops
Books
The work was conducted in whole/part at PRI:

Scientific Reasoning, A. O. Petters (BRC Publishing, Belize, 2007)

Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry, A. O. Petters (BRC Publishing, Belize, 2007)

PSE Mathematics, A. O. Petters (BRC Publishing, Belize, 2007)
Scientific Papers
These papers grew either out of research conducted in whole/part at PRI or
resulted from a PRI workshop:

A Mathematical Theory of Stochastic Microlensing II.
Random Images, Shear
and the
KacRice Formula
A. O. Petters, B. Rider, and A. M. Teguia,
J. Math. Phys.,
in press (2009)
astroph arXiv:0807.4984v2

A Mathematical Theory of Stochastic Microlensing I.
Random Time Delay Functions
and
Lensing Maps
A. O. Petters, B. Rider, and A. M. Teguia,
J. Math. Phys.
50,
072503 (2009)
astroph arXiv:0807.0232v2

A Universal Magnification Theorem III. Caustics Beyond
Codimension Five
A. B. Aazami and A. O. Petters,
J. Math. Phys.
50,
082501 (2009)
mathph arXiv:0909.5235

A Universal Magnification Theorem II. Generic Caustics up
to Codimension Five
A. B. Aazami and A. O. Petters,
J. Math. Phys.
50,
082501 (2009)
astroph arXiv:0811.3447v4

A Universal Magnification Theorem for HigherOrder Caustic
Singularitites
A. B. Aazami and A. O. Petters,
J. Math. Phys.
50,
032501 (2009)
astroph arXiv:0811.3447v2

Gravitational Lensing by Elliptical Galaxies, and the Schwarz Function
D. Khavinson, C. D. Fassnacht, and C. R. Keeton in
"Analysis and Mathematical Physics,"
edited by B. Gustafsson and A. Vasilev
Proceedings of the Conference on New Trends in Complex and Harmonic Analysis
(Birkhauser, Boston, 2007)
mathph arXiv:0708.2684v1

Light's Bending Angle due to Black Holes:
From the Photon Sphere to Infinity,
S. V. Iyer and A. O. Petters,
Gen. Rel. and Grav.
39,
1563 (2007)
grqc/0611086

Formalism for Testing Theories of Gravity Using Lensing by
Compact Objects. III.
Braneworld Gravity
,
C. Keeton and A. O. Petters,
Phys. Rev. D
73,
104032 (2006)
grqc/0603061

Formalism for Testing Theories of Gravity Using Lensing by
Compact Objects. II.
Probing PostPostNewtonian Metrics
C. Keeton and A. O. Petters,
Phys. Rev. D
73,
044024 (2006)
grqc/0601053