Vieweg Aspects of Mathematics 2010; 181 pp; hardcover Volume: 39 ISBN10: 3834812714 ISBN13: 9783834812711 List Price: US$60 Member Price: US$54 Order Code: VWAM/39
 The first instances of deformation theory were given by Kodaira and Spencer for complex structures and by Gerstenhaber for associative algebras. Since then, deformation theory has been applied as a useful tool in the study of many other mathematical structures, and even today it plays an important role in many developments of modern mathematics. This volume collects a few selfcontained and peerreviewed papers by experts which present uptodate research topics in algebraic and motivic topology, quantum field theory, algebraic geometry, noncommutative geometry and the deformation theory of Poisson algebras. The papers originate from activities at the MaxPlanckInstitute for Mathematics and the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics in Bonn. A publication of Vieweg+Teubner. The AMS is exclusive distributor in North America. Vieweg+Teubner Publications are available worldwide from the AMS outside of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Japan. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry. Table of Contents  Contributions by Grégory Ginot, Thomas M. Fiore and Igor Kriz, Toshiro Hiranouchi and Satoshi Mochizuki, Paulo Carrillo Rouse, Donatella Iacono and Marco Manetti, John Terilla, and Anne Pichereau.
