Contemporary Mathematics 1999; 369 pp; softcover Volume: 241 ISBN10: 0821811495 ISBN13: 9780821811498 List Price: US$91 Member Price: US$72.80 Order Code: CONM/241
 This book presents the proceedings from the conference on algebraic geometry in honor of Professor Friedrich Hirzebruch's 70th Birthday. The event was held at the Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center in Warsaw (Poland). Topics covered in the book include intersection theory, singularities, lowdimensional manifolds, moduli spaces, number theory, and interactions between mathematical physics and geometry. Also included are articles from notes of two special lectures. The first, by Professor M. Atiyah, describes the important contributions to the field of geometry by Professor Hirzebruch. The second article contains notes from the talk delivered at the conference by Professor Hirzebruch. Contributors to the volume are leading researchers in the field. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry; physicists. Table of Contents  M. Atiyah  Physics and geometry: A look at the last twenty years
 F. Hirzebruch  Complex cobordism and the elliptic genus
 G. Banaszak, W. Gajda, and P. Krasoń  On Galois cohomology of some \(p\)adic representations and étale \(K\)theory of curves
 G. Barthel, J.P. Brasselet, K.H. Fieseler, and L. Kaup  Equivariant intersection cohomology of toric varieties
 E. BayerFluckiger  Lattices and number fields
 F. Campana  \(\mathcal G\)connectedness of compact Kähler manifolds. I
 F. Catanese  Singular bidouble covers and the construction of interesting algebraic surfaces
 P. B. Cohen  Quantum statistical mechanics and number theory
 H. Esnault and E. Viehweg  Semistable bundles on curves and irreducible representations of the fundamental group
 G. Faltings  Does there exist an arithmetic KodairaSpencer class?
 E. Getzler  The Virasoro conjecture for GromovWitten invariants
 K. Hulek, I. Nieto, and G. K. Sankaran  Degenerations of (1,3) abelian surfaces and Kummer surfaces
 Y. Kawamata  On the extension problem of pluricanonical forms
 S. Kleiman and R. Piene  Enumerating singular curves on surfaces
 H. Kurke and A. Matuschke  On the structure of moduli spaces of framed vector bundles on rational and ruled surfaces
 A. Langer  A note on \(k\)jet ampleness on surfaces
 A. Lascoux  About the "\(y\)" in the \(\chi_y\)characteristic of Hirzebruch
 T. Shioda  The splitting field of MordellWeil lattices
 M. Teicher  Hirzebruch surfaces: Degenerations, related braid monodromy, Galois covers
 M.F. Vignéras  Intégrales orbitales modulo \(l\) pour un groupe réductif padique
 A. Weber  A morphism of intersection homology and Hard Lefschetz
 S. Yokura  On characteristic classes of complete intersections
