Percy Deift

Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. 1976 (mathematical physics), Princeton; M.S. 1971 (physics), Rhodes (South Africa); M.S. 1970 (chemical engineering), B.S. 1967 (chemical engineering), Natal (Durban).

Area of Interests: Spectral theory, inverse spectral theory, integrable systems, numerical linear algebra.

Office Address: 251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012

Phone: 212-998-3288

Fax: 212-995-4121

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Long-time asymptotics for the autocorrection function of the transverse Ising chain at the critical magnetic field. Singular limits and dispersive waves, with X. Zhou. NATO ASI Series B Physics, 320.1994.

A steepest descent method for oscillatory Reimann-Hilbert problem. Asymptotics for the MKdV equation, with X. Zhou. Annals of Math, 137. 1993. 295-370.

Loop Groups, Discrete Versions of Some Classical Integrable Systems, and Rank 2 Extensions, with L. C. Li, and C. Tomei. Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, 100. 1992. 479.

The bidiagonal singular value decomposition and Hamiltonian mechanics, with J. Demmel, L. C. Li and C. Tomei. SIAM J. Numerical Analysis, 28. 1991. 1463-1516.
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