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Dr. Peter Perry

Dr. Peter Perry

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  • University of Kentucky
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Pure Mathematics,

Research Interests

Completely integrable systems and dispersive nonlinear equations


Peter Perry received his doctorate in Physics from Princeton University in 1982. He held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in 1981-1982, a Bantrell Fellowship in Mathematical Physics at Caltech in 1982-1985, and began a tenure-track assistant professorship at the University of Kentucky in the fall of 1985. He was tenured in 1988 and promoted to the rank of full professor in 1994. Perry was awarded a University Research Professorship in 1999-2000 and in 2010 was awarded the title of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor. Perry chaired the Mathematics Department from 2000 to 2004 and directed the MathExcel program from 2007 to 2011. He is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics.