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Peter is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, with research interests in soliton theory, in particular Painleve equations, asymptotics, orthogonal polynomials, special functions and symmetries of differential equations.
Peter has a strong commitment towards EDI and was awarded the London Mathematical Society's Senior Anne Bennett prize "in recognition of his tireless work to support gender equality in UK mathematics, and particularly for his leadership in developing good practice among departments of mathematical sciences".
Peter is a participant in the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions project, companion to the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, and organised by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. This project is to update Abramowitz and Stegun's Handbook of Mathematical Functions. Peter's role in the project is with writing the chapter on Painlevé Transcendents.