Israel Mathematical Conference Proceedings 1996; 462 pp; softcover Volume: 9 List Price: US$65 Member Price: US$52 Order Code: IMCP/9
 This volume contains the proceedings of a May 1993 conference at BarIlan University held in honor of Professor Friedrich Hirzebruch on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Hirzebruch was for many years the director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany. The conference was sponsored by the Emmy Noether Research Institute for Mathematics, which was jointly founded in 1992 by BarIlan University and the Minerva Foundation of Germany. Attended by 60 participants from Israel and abroad, the conference focused on four topics: topology of algebraic varieties, classification of surfaces, vector bundles, and 3folds. The opening article by Michael Atiyah gives a short description of the contributions of Friedrich Hirzebruch to mathematics. A publication of the BarIlan University. Distributed worldwide by the AMS. Readership Table of Contents  M. Atiyah  Friedrich HirzebruchAn appreciation
 A. G. Aleksandrov  A formula of Hirzebruch and its generalizations
 T. Bandman  Topological estimates of the number of rational mappings for lowdimensional varieties of general type
 S. Bauer and V. Pidstrigatch  Spin polynomial invariants for Dolgachev surfaces
 A. Beauville  Conformal blocks, fusion rules and the Verlinde formula
 M. C. Beltrametti, M. Schneider, and A. J. Sommese  Chern inequalities and spannedness of adjoint bundles
 F. Catanese and M. Franciosi  Divisors of small genus on algebraic surfaces and projective embeddings
 C. Ciliberto, A. F. Lopez, and R. Miranda  On the corank of Gaussian maps for general embedded K3 surfaces
 A. Conte  On the nature and classification of FanoEnriques threefolds
 J.P. Demailly, T. Peternell, and M. Schneider  Holomorphic line bundles with partially vanishing cohomology
 R. Donagi and E. Markman  Cubics, integrable systems, and CalabiYau threefolds
 J. Donin  The prolongation of holomorphic mappings and Banach analytic spaces
 H. M. Farkas  Generalizations of the \(\lambda\) function
 W. Fulton  Schubert varieties in flag bundles for the classical groups
 E. Gorelik  The concept of growth for metric spaces
 K. Hulek and J. Spandaw  Degenerations of abelian surfaces and Hodge structures
 G. Hein and H. Kurke  Restricted tangent bundle on space curves
 A. Libgober  Differential forms on complete intersections and a related quotient module
 V. Lin  Around the 13th Hilbert problem for algebraic functions
 B. Moishezon and M. Teicher  Fundamental groups of components of branch curves as solvable groups
 B. Z. Moroz  Exercises in analytic arithmetic on an algebraic torus
 D. Morrison  Beyond the Kähler cone
 U. Persson and C. Peters  Some aspects of the topology of algebraic surfaces
 E. Shustin  Smoothness and irreducibility of families of plane algebraic curves with ordinary singularities
 G. d. Geer and M. d. Vlugt  Generalized Hamming weights of codes and curves over finite fields with many points
 S. T. Yau  Review on KählerEinstein metrics in algebraic geometry
 D. Zagier  Elementary aspects of the Verlinde formula and of the HarderNarasimhanAtiyahBott formula
