Deift to Deliver the Gibbs Lecture

picture of Percy Deift

Percy Deift, Courant Institute-New York University, will deliver the AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture on Monday, January 5, 2009, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. He will speak on Integrable systems: a modern view. This lecture will be held in Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

microphoneListen to Percy Deift's talk with AMS Public Awareness Officer Mike Breen about his lecture.

Percy Deift is Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute, NYU. He obtained a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa in 1970 and a Master's degree in Physics from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa in 1971. He obtained his PhD in Mathematical Physics from Princeton University in 1977. He has been on the faculty at the Courant Institute since 1976.

His principal interests lie in spectral theory, inverse spectral theory, integrable systems and random matrix theory. He is a joint winner of the George Polya Prize (1998), he was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1999-2000, and he has given plenary talks at the International Congress on Mathematical Physics (ICMP2006) and at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM2006). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003.

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