Percy A. Deift (b. September 10, 1945) is a mathematician known for his work on spectral theory, integrable systems, random matrix theory and Riemann–Hilbert problems.
Deift was born in Durban, South Africa. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
Deift is a co-winner of the 1998 Pólya Prize. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (elected 2009). Deift received an NSF Special Creativity Award in 1997 and was a 1999 Guggenheim Fellow. He gave an invited address at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin in 1998 and a plenary address at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid in 2006. He also gave the 2003 Stelson Lecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
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