Functional Analysis on the Eve of the 21st Century

Volume I 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 131)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ranee Brylinski, Bertram Kostant
    Pages 13-63
  3. David Kazhdan
    Pages 153-171
  4. Maxim Kontsevich, Simeon Vishik
    Pages 173-197
  5. George Lusztig
    Pages 199-221
  6. Olivier Mathieu
    Pages 223-243
  7. I. M. Singer
    Pages 263-281
  8. Edward Witten
    Pages 283-292
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 293-296

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.


Geometric Quantum Field Theory Representation Theory calculus functional analysis geometry linear optimization operator

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 1995
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8713-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4262-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0743-1643
  • Series Online ISSN 2296-505X
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