# Welcome to my Home Page

My name is Jacques Herman Henri Perk.

I am a Professor of Physics.

My office address is Department of Physics, Room 218;

mail address: 145 Physical Sciences,

Stillwater, OK 74078-3072.

I can be reached at 1-405-744-5798 (office)

or 1-405-624-9733 (home).

I graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1974
as a Drs. in Theoretical Physics, and I
obtained my Doctor in Mathematics and Physical Sciences diploma
from the University of Leiden in 1979.
I am married to Helen Au-Yang, with whom I also
collaborate, and have two children Elizabeth and Timothy.

During the 2008-2009 academic year I have been on sabbatical leave in the
Center for
Mathematics and its Applications and in the
Department of
Theoretical Physics of the
Research School
of Physical Sciences, both at
Australian National University.

#### CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Exactly solvable models of statistical mechanics and
quantum field theory, in particular those based on
solutions of the star-triangle (or Yang-Baxter) equations,
such as the 2d Ising model, colored vertex models,
(chiral) Potts models. Calculation of thermodynamic
quantities and correlation functions using functional
equations and symbolic or numerical computer manipulations.
Applications to other areas of science, such as
three-dimensional models, knot theory, biomembranes,
quantum groups at roots of unity, basic hypergeometric
series at roots of unity.
For more information, see my brief vita page.

Last Updated: 22 August, 2013.
This page was prepared by Helen Au-Yang and Jacques H.H. Perk.
jhhp@jperk.phy.okstate.edu