
Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics 2000; 549 pp; hardcover Volume: 68 ISBN10: 0821811975 ISBN13: 9780821811979 List Price: US$128 Member Price: US$102.40 Order Code: PSPUM/68 See also: Euler Through Time: A New Look at Old Themes  V S Varadarajan Supersymmetry for Mathematicians: An Introduction  V S Varadarajan The Selected Works of V.S. Varadarajan  V S Varadarajan Algebra in Ancient and Modern Times  V S Varadarajan  HarishChandra was a mathematician of great power, vision, and remarkable ingenuity. His profound contributions to the representation theory of Lie groups, harmonic analysis, and related areas left researchers a rich legacy that continues today. This book presents the proceedings of an AMS Special Session entitled, "Representation Theory and Noncommutative Harmonic Analysis: A Special Session Honoring the Memory of HarishChandra", which marked 75 years since his birth and 15 years since his untimely death at age 60. Contributions to the volume were written by an outstanding group of internationally known mathematicians. Included are expository and historical surveys and original research papers. The book also includes talks given at the IAS Memorial Service in 1983 by colleagues who knew HarishChandra well. Also reprinted are two articles entitled, "Some Recollections of HarishChandra", by A. Borel, and "HarishChandra's cFunction: A Mathematical Jewel", by S. Helgason. In addition, an expository paper, "An Elementary Introduction to HarishChandra's Work", gives an overview of some of his most basic mathematical ideas with references for further study. This volume offers a comprehensive retrospective of HarishChandra's professional life and work. Personal recollections give the book particular significance. Readers should have an advancedlevel background in the representation theory of Lie groups and harmonic analysis. For other wonderful titles written by this author see: Euler through Time: A New Look at Old Themes, Supersymmetry for Mathematicians: An Introduction, The Selected Works of V.S. Varadarajan, and Algebra in Ancient and Modern Times. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in representation theory of Lie groups and harmonic analysis; historians of mathematics. Table of Contents



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