Raoul Bott: Collected Papers

Volume 5

  • Loring W. Tu

Part of the Contemporary Mathematicians book series (CM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Biographies and Commentaries

  3. Papers of Raoul Bott Since 1991

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Loring W. Tu
      Pages 125-128
    3. Loring W. Tu, Raoul Bott
      Pages 129-148
    4. László Fehér, András Stipsicz, János Szenthe
      Pages 163-184
    5. Raoul Bott
      Pages 185-204
    6. Loring W. Tu
      Pages 215-219
    7. Raoul Bott, Loring W. Tu
      Pages 233-243
    8. R. Bott, Loring W. Tu
      Pages 245-254
    9. Loring W. Tu
      Pages 255-258
    10. Raoul Bott, Clifford Taubes
      Pages 259-301
    11. Raoul Bott, Loring W. Tu
      Pages 303-315
    12. Loring W. Tu, Raoul Bott
      Pages 317-335
    13. Raoul Bott, Alberto S. Cattaneo
      Pages 381-425
    14. Raoul Bott, Clifford Earle, Dennis Hejhal, James Jenkins, Troels Jorgensen, Steven G. Krantz et al.
      Pages 427-436
    15. Raoul Bott, Alberto S. Cattaneo, Loring W. Tu
      Pages 463-477
    16. Raoul Bott, Cliff Taubes
      Pages 479-505
    17. Raoul Bott, Loring W. Tu
      Pages 507-526
    18. Loring W. Tu
      Pages 527-537
    19. Goro Shimura, Raoul Bott
      Pages 539-542
    20. Raoul Bott, Susan Tolman, Jonathan Weitsman
      Pages 553-581
  4. Earlier Articles Not Included in Prior Volumes of Collected Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 601-601
    2. Loring W. Tu
      Pages 611-617

About this book


This book is the fifth and final volume of Raoul Bott’s Collected Papers. It collects all of Bott’s published articles since 1991 as well as some articles published earlier but missing in the earlier volumes. The volume also contains interviews with Raoul Bott, several of his previously unpublished speeches, commentaries by his collaborators such as Alberto Cattaneo and Jonathan Weitsman on their joint articles with Bott, Michael Atiyah’s obituary of Raoul Bott, Loring Tu’s authorized biography of Raoul Bott, and reminiscences of Raoul Bott by his friends, students, colleagues, and collaborators, among them Stephen Smale, David Mumford, Arthur Jaffe, Shing-Tung Yau, and Loring Tu. The mathematical articles, many inspired by physics, encompass stable vector bundles, knot and manifold invariants, equivariant cohomology, and loop spaces. The nonmathematical contributions give a sense of Bott’s approach to mathematics, style, personality, zest for life, and humanity. In one of the articles, from the vantage point of his later years, Raoul Bott gives a tour-de-force historical account of one of his greatest achievements, the Bott periodicity theorem. A large number of the articles originally appeared in hard-to-find conference proceedings or journals. This volume makes them all easily accessible. 

It also features a collection of photographs giving a panoramic view of Raoul Bott's life and his interaction with other mathematicians.


knot invariants manifolds invariants mathematical physics topology stable bundles configuration spaces equivariant cohomology

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  • Loring W. Tu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTufts UniversityMedford, MAUSA

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