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The Influence of Solomon Lefschetz in Geometry and Topology: 50 Years of Mathematics at CINVESTAV
Edited by: Ludmil Katzarkov, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, and Universität Wien, Austria, Ernesto Lupercio, Cinvestav-Mexico, Mexico, and Francisco J. Turrubiates, Instituto Politécnico Nacional México, Mexico
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Contemporary Mathematics
2014; 226 pp; softcover
Volume: 621
ISBN-10: 0-8218-9494-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-9494-1
List Price: US$91
Member Price: US$72.80
Order Code: CONM/621
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The influence of Solomon Lefschetz (1884-1972) in geometry and topology 40 years after his death has been very profound. Lefschetz's influence in Mexican mathematics has been even greater. In this volume, celebrating 50 years of mathematics at Cinvestav-México, many of the fields of geometry and topology are represented by some of the leaders of their respective fields.

This volume opens with Michael Atiyah reminiscing about his encounters with Lefschetz and México. Topics covered in this volume include symplectic flexibility, Chern-Simons theory and the theory of classical theta functions, toric topology, the Beilinson conjecture for finite-dimensional associative algebras, partial monoids and Dold-Thom functors, the weak b-principle, orbit configuration spaces, equivariant extensions of differential forms for noncompact Lie groups, dynamical systems and categories, and the Nahm pole boundary condition.

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Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, and algebraic topology.

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