Reprints from the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 1993; 433 pp; softcover Volume: 2 ISBN10: 082180720X ISBN13: 9780821807200 List Price: US$75 Member Price: US$60 Order Code: BULLRE/2
 The eleven papers collected in this volume appeared in the Bulletin of the AMS during the years 1955 to 1984 and share the theme of the representation theory of locally compact groups and its numerous applications. The papers provide a glimpse at the historical development of a subject which has expanded into many areas of mathematics during the past forty years. In addition, this volume provides easy access to a useful set of references. Chronicling some of the most important developments by some of the field's major figures, this book will appeal to specialists in representation theory as well as to researchers in those areas of mathematics in which representation theory plays an important role. Readership Specialists in representation theory and researchers in related areas. Table of Contents  HarishChandra  On the characters of a semisimple Lie group
 G. W. Mackey  Infinitedimensional group representations
 H. Furstenberg  Translationinvariant cones of functions on semisimple Lie groups
 B. Kostant  On the existence and irreducibility of certain series of representations
 J. A. Wolf  The action of a real semisimple group on a complex flag manifold. I: Orbit structure and holomorphic arc components
 HarishChandra  Harmonic analysis on semisimple Lie groups
 N. R. Wallach  On the Selberg trace formula in the case of compact quotient
 S. Helgason  Invariant differential equations on homogeneous manifolds
 R. Howe  On the role of the Heisenberg group in harmonic analysis
 R. J. Zimmer  Ergodic theory, group representations, and rigidity
 S. Gelbart  An elementary introduction to the Langlands program
