## About this book

### Introduction

Professor Gerard G. Emch has been one of the pioneers of the C-algebraic approach to quantum and classical statistical mechanics. In a prolific scientific career, spanning nearly five decades, Professor Emch has been one of the creative influences in the general area of mathematical physics. The present volume is a collection of tributes, from former students, colleagues and friends of Professor Emch, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The articles featured here are a small yet representative sample of the breadth and reach of some of the ideas from mathematical physics.It is also a testimony to the impact that Professor Emch's work has had on several generations of mathematical physicists as well as to the diversity of mathematical methods used to understand them.

### Editors and affiliations

- S. Twareque Ali
- Kalyan B. Sinha

- 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada
- 2.Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific ResearchBangaloreIndia

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