
Special Issue on Evolution Equations, Exactly Solvable Models and Random Matrices in honor of Alexander Its' 70th birthday
The Guest Editors for this special issue are
Thomas Bothner (University of Bristol, UK)
Tamara Grava (University of Bristol, UK)
Ken McLaughlin (Tulane University, New Orleans, USA)
Andrei Prokhorov (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
This special issue is dedicated to the 70th birthday of Alexander Its and aims to honor his many groundbreaking contributions to the theory of integrable systems over the past 40 years. In particular, topics for this issue include:
 nonlinear evolution equations, inverse scattering theory, unified transform method, algebrogeometric methods;
 isomonodromy deformation method, tau functions, Painlevé equations;
 exactly solvable models, quantum integrable systems, correlation functions, operator determinants;
 random matrices, orthogonal polynomials, universality, interacting particle systems, betaensembles.
This issue is related to the conference in honor of Alexander's 70th birthday to be held at the University of Bristol, September 12–16, 2022.
There is no limit to the length of an article. Deadline for paper submission is December 31, 2023.
How to Submit an Article to the Issue.
All articles will go through the standard peer reviewing procedure of SIGMA.
Papers in this Issue:

A RiemannHilbert Approach to SkewOrthogonal Polynomials of Symplectic Type

Alex Little
SIGMA 20 (2024), 076, 32 pages [ abs
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Soliton Condensates for the Focusing Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation: a NonBound State Case

Alexander Tovbis and Fudong Wang
SIGMA 20 (2024), 070, 26 pages [ abs
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Strong Szegő Limit Theorems for MultiBordered, Framed, and MultiFramed Toeplitz Determinants

Roozbeh Gharakhloo
SIGMA 20 (2024), 062, 51 pages [ abs
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Smooth Solutions of the tt* Equation: A Numerical Aided Case Study

Yuqi Li
SIGMA 20 (2024), 057, 28 pages [ abs
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PainlevéIII Monodromy Maps Under the $D_6\to D_8$ Confluence and Applications to the LargeParameter Asymptotics of Rational Solutions

Ahmad Barhoumi, Oleg Lisovyy, Peter D. Miller and Andrei Prokhorov
SIGMA 20 (2024), 019, 77 pages [ abs
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Differential Equations for Approximate Solutions of Painlevé Equations: Application to the Algebraic Solutions of the PainlevéIII $({\rm D}_7)$ Equation

Robert J. Buckingham and Peter D. Miller
SIGMA 20 (2024), 008, 27 pages [ abs
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Computing the TracyWidom Distribution for Arbitrary $\beta>0$

Thomas Trogdon and Yiting Zhang
SIGMA 20 (2024), 005, 26 pages [ abs
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Recurrence Coefficients for Orthogonal Polynomials with a Logarithmic Weight Function

Percy Deift and Mateusz Piorkowski
SIGMA 20 (2024), 004, 48 pages [ abs
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Szegő Kernel and Symplectic Aspects of Spectral Transform for Extended Spaces of Rational Matrices

Marco Bertola, Dmitry Korotkin and Ramtin Sasani
SIGMA 19 (2023), 104, 22 pages [ abs
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Jacobi Beta Ensemble and $b$Hurwitz Numbers

Giulio Ruzza
SIGMA 19 (2023), 100, 18 pages [ abs
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Exact Correlations in Topological Quantum Chains

Nick G. Jones and Ruben Verresen
SIGMA 19 (2023), 098, 54 pages [ abs
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Spherical Induced Ensembles with Symplectic Symmetry

SungSoo Byun and Peter J. Forrester
SIGMA 19 (2023), 033, 28 pages [ abs
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Recursion Relation for Toeplitz Determinants and the Discrete Painlevé II Hierarchy

Thomas Chouteau and Sofia Tarricone
SIGMA 19 (2023), 030, 30 pages [ abs
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Planar Orthogonal Polynomials as Type I Multiple Orthogonal Polynomials

Sergey Berezin, Arno B.J. Kuijlaars and Iván Parra
SIGMA 19 (2023), 020, 18 pages [ abs
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