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The Gelfand Mathematical Seminars, 1990–1992

  • Israel M. Gelfand
  • Lawrence Corwin
  • James Lepowsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jean-Luc Brylinski
    Pages 1-10
  3. L. Corwin, I. M. Gelfand
    Pages 11-17
  4. Andrei Gabrielov
    Pages 19-26
  5. I. M. Gelfand, M. M. Smirnov
    Pages 35-50
  6. Israel M. Gelfand, Ilya Zakharevich
    Pages 51-112
  7. Daniel Gorenstein
    Pages 137-143
  8. Yi-Zhi Huang, James Lepowsky
    Pages 145-161
  9. Maxim Kontsevich
    Pages 173-187
  10. Vadim Schechtman
    Pages 203-216
  11. V. A. Vassiliev
    Pages 223-235

About this book

Introduction

This Seminar began in Moscow in November 1943 and has continued without interruption up to the present. We are happy that with this vol­ ume, Birkhiiuser has begun to publish papers of talks from the Seminar. It was, unfortunately, difficult to organize their publication before 1990. Since 1990, most of the talks have taken place at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Parallel seminars were also held in Moscow, and during July, 1992, at IRES in Bures-sur-Yvette, France. Speakers were invited to submit papers in their own style, and to elaborate on what they discussed in the Seminar. We hope that readers will find the diversity of styles appealing, and recognize that to some extent this reflects the diversity of styles in a mathematical society. The principal aim was to have interesting talks, even if the topic was not especially popular at the time. The papers listed in the Table of Contents reflect some of the rich variety of ideas presented in the Seminar. Not all the speakers submit­ ted papers. Among the interesting talks that influenced the seminar in an important way, let us mention, for example, that of R. Langlands on per­ colation theory and those of J. Conway and J. McKay on sporadic groups. In addition, there were many extemporaneous talks as well as short discus­ sions.

Keywords

algebra computational geometry equation function geometry

Editors and affiliations

  • Israel M. Gelfand
    • 1
  • Lawrence Corwin
    • 1
  • James Lepowsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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