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Functional Analysis on the Eve of the 21st Century Volume II

In Honor of the Eightieth Birthday of I. M. Gelfand

  • Simon Gindikin
  • James Lepowsky
  • Robert L. Wilson

Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 132)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Masaki Hanamura, Robert MacPherson
    Pages 215-282
  3. Lisa C. Jeffrey, Frances C. Kirwan
    Pages 283-299
  4. A. Klemm, B. H. Lian, S. S. Roan, S. T. Yau
    Pages 301-323
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 325-328

About this book


These two volumes contain eighteen invited papers by distinguished mathematicians in honor of the eightieth birthday of Israel M. Gelfand, one of the most remarkable mathematicians of our time. Gelfand has played a crucial role in the development of functional analysis during the last half-century. His work and his philosophy have in fact helped shape our understanding of the term 'functional analysis'. The papers in these volumes largely concern areas in which Gelfand has a very strong interest today, including geometric quantum field theory, representation theory, combinatorial structures underlying various 'continuous' constructions, quantum groups and geometry.

The second of the two volumes contains the somewhat more 'geometric' papers, although such a designation is to a certain extent arbitrary, because of the breadth of the papers.


Gelfand Geometric Quantum Field Theory Mathematics Representation Theory calculus function functional analysis geometry linear optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Gindikin
    • 1
  • James Lepowsky
    • 1
  • Robert L. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Functional Analysis on the Eve of the 21st Century Volume II
  • Book Subtitle In Honor of the Eightieth Birthday of I. M. Gelfand
  • Editors Simon Gindikin
    James Lepowsky
    Robert Wilson
  • Series Title Progress in Mathematics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Progress in Mathematics(Birkhäuser)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 1996
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8176-3855-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8651-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-4098-3
  • Series ISSN 0743-1643
  • Series E-ISSN 2296-505X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 328
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Functional Analysis
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