Xin Zhou

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  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
External address: PO Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Phone: (919) 660-2800

Professor Zhou studies the 1-D, 2-D inverse scattering theory, using the method of Riemann-Hilbert problems. His
current research is concentrated in a nonlinear type of microlocal analysis on Riemann-Hilbert problems. Subjects
of main interest are integrable and near intergrable PDE, integrable statistical models, orthogonal polynomials and
random matrices, monodromy groups and Painleve equations with applications in physics and algebraic geometry.
A number of classical and new problems in analysis, numerical analysis, and physics have been solved by zhou or
jointly by zhou and his collaborators.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., University of Rochester 1988

  • M.Sc., Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) 1982

Riemann-Hilbert Problem and Integrable Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2010

Riemann-Hilbert problem and integrable systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2007

Inverse Scattering Theory awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2003

(97-0380) Inverse Scattering Theory awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 2000

(94-0255) Inverse Scattering Theory awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1997

McLaughlin, KT-R, Vartanian, AH, and Zhou, X. "Asymptotics of laurent polynomials of odd degree orthogonal with respect to varying exponential weights." Constructive Approximation 27.2 (2008): 149-202. Full Text

McLaughlin, KTR, Vartanian, AH, and Zhou, X. "Rational functions with a general distribution of poles on the real line orthogonal with respect to varying exponential weights: I." Mathematical Physics Analysis and Geometry 11.3-4 (2008): 187-364. Full Text

Rider, B, and Zhou, X. "Janossy densities for unitary ensembles at the spectral edge." International Mathematics Research Notices 2008.1 (2008). Full Text

Tovbis, A, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "Semiclassical focusing nonlinear schrödinger equation i: Inverse scattering map and its evolution for radiative initial data." International Mathematics Research Notices 2007 (2007). Full Text

Deift, P, Its, A, Krasovsky, I, and Zhou, X. "The Widom-Dyson constant for the gap probability in random matrix theory." Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 202.1 SPECIAL ISSUE (2007): 26-47. Full Text

Deift, P, Its, A, and Krasovsky, I. "The Widpm-Dyson constant for the gap probability in random matrix theory (Accepted)." a special edition of the Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (2006). (Academic Article)

Tovbis, A, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "On the long-time limit of semiclassical (zero dispersion limit) solutions of the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation: Pure radiation case." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 59.10 (2006): 1379-1432. Full Text

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