Xin Zhou, Professor Emeritus
Professor Zhou studies the 1D, 2D inverse scattering theory, using the method of RiemannHilbert problems. His
current research is concentrated in a nonlinear type of microlocal analysis on RiemannHilbert 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.  Contact Info:
Office Location:  120 Science Drive, 117 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708  Office Phone:  (919) 6602842  Email Address:   Web Page:  http://www.math.duke.edu/~zhou   Education:
Ph.D.  University of Rochester  1988 
M.Sc.  Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)  1982 
 Research Interests: Partial Differential Equations and Integrable Systems
Professor Zhou studies the 1D, 2D inverse scattering theory, using the method of RiemannHilbert problems. His
current research is concentrated in a nonlinear type of microlocal analysis on RiemannHilbert 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.
 Curriculum Vitae
 Recent Publications
(More Publications)
 with KTR McLaughlin and AH Vartanian, Asymptotics of Coefficients of Recurrence Relations, Hankel Determinants Ratios, and Root Products Associated with Orthogonal Laurent Polynomials with Respect to Varying Exponential Weights,
journal Acta Applicandae Mathematicae, vol. 100
(2008),
pp. 39104
 with P Deift, A Its and I Krasovsky, The WidpmDyson constant for the gap probability in random matrix theory,
a special edition of the Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
(Accepted, 2006)
 with KTR McLaughlin and AH Vartanian, Asymptotics of Orthogonal Laurent Polynomials of Even Degree with Respect to Varying Exponential Weights,
IMRN
(Accepted, 2006)
 with P Deift, Longtime asymptotics for solutions of the NLS equation with initial data in a weighted Sobolev space,
Comm. Pure Appl. Math., vol. 56 no. 8
(January, 2013),
pp. 149 [doi]
 with P Deift, Uniform L^p estimates for solutions of RiemannHilbert Problems depending on external parameters,
Intl. Math. Res. Notices no. 40
(January, 2013),
pp. 21212154
 Conferences Organized
 Special session on Random Matrices, XXIII International Conference of Differential Geometric Methods in Theoretical Physics, August, 2005
 SIACSIAM minisymposium 10/1/2004, ORGANIZER, December 2004
 NSF AMS Summer Conference Snowbird UT, organizer, June 2003
