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26 June 2014

Lecture by LMS Hardy Fellow. Random Matrix Theory, Painlevé Equations, and Modern Function Theory

Presented By Professor Percy Deift (NYU)
  • Room T003

About this event

As part of the LMS Hardy Lecture Tour, Loughborough University will host the talk:

Professor Percy Deift (NYU)

Random Matrix Theory, Painlevé Equations, and Modern Function Theory

Abstract: In the 18th and 19th centuries special function theory emerged in the guise of Bessel functions, Airy functions, Legendre functions, etc. These functions were used to express the solution of a vast array of (linear) problems that arose in mathematics, physics and engineering.

Over the last 50 years a new nonlinear special function theory has come to the fore that plays the same role in modern nonlinear scientific problems that was played by the classical special functions a century or two ago. The speaker will discuss these developments.

The talk will take place on June 26 at 4p.m. in T003. All are welcome!