Differential Geometric Methods in Theoretical Physics

Physics and Geometry

  • Ling-Lie Chau
  • Werner Nahm

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 245)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction to the 18th Conference on ‘Differential Geometrical Methods in Theoretical Physics’

  3. Integrable Systems

  4. Operator Algebras

  5. Conformal Field Theory

    1. H. W. Braden, E. Corrigan, P. E. Dorey, R. Sasaki
      Pages 169-182
    2. Peter Goddard
      Pages 183-183
    3. Dennis Nemeschansky
      Pages 187-187
    4. Jonathan Bagger, Mark Goulian
      Pages 189-201
    5. Rolf Schimmrigk
      Pages 257-270
    6. Ram Brustein, Yuval Ne’eman, Shlomo Sternberg
      Pages 271-278
    7. F. Alexander Bais, Koos de Vos
      Pages 291-296
    8. John Quackenbush
      Pages 315-321
  6. Quantum Groups

  7. Strings

About this book


After several decades of reduced contact, the interaction between physicists and mathematicians in the front-line research of both fields recently became deep and fruit­ ful again. Many of the leading specialists of both fields became involved in this devel­ opment. This process even led to the discovery of previously unsuspected connections between various subfields of physics and mathematics. In mathematics this concerns in particular knots von Neumann algebras, Kac-Moody algebras, integrable non-linear partial differential equations, and differential geometry in low dimensions, most im­ portantly in three and four dimensional spaces. In physics it concerns gravity, string theory, integrable classical and quantum field theories, solitons and the statistical me­ chanics of surfaces. New discoveries in these fields are made at a rapid pace. This conference brought together active researchers in these areas, reporting their results and discussing with other participants to further develop thoughts in future new directions. The conference was attended by SO participants from 15 nations. These proceedings document the program and the talks at the conference. This conference was preceded by a two-week summer school. Ten lecturers gave extended lectures on related topics. The proceedings of the school will also be published in the NATO-AS[ volume by Plenum. The Editors vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank the many people who have made the conference a success. Furthermore, ·we appreciate the excellent talks. The active participation of everyone present made the conference lively and stimulating. All of this made our efforts worth­ while.


Gauge theory Operator Soliton Theoretical physics Transformation geometry mechanics model quantum mechanics statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ling-Lie Chau
    • 1
  • Werner Nahm
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, DavisDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-9150-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-9148-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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