Functional Analysis on the Eve of the 21st Century: In Honor of the Eightieth Birthday of I. M. Gelfand

Functional Analysis on the Eve of the 21st Century: In Honor of the Eightieth Birthday of I. M. Gelfand

by Simon Gindikin
     
 

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

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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.

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The selected papers from the conference held at Rutgers University in October, 1993, honor the influential work of Israel Gelfand whose research in functional analysis (Banach algebra) is the basis for the presentations. The two volume set contains 13 discussions based on the topics of mathematical physics, geometric quantum field theory, problems concerning representations of groups over local fields, combinatorics and hypergeometric functions, noncummutative geometry, and quantum groups and geometry. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461286516
Publisher:
Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Progress in Mathematics Series, #132
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.74(d)

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