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Contributions in Mathematical Physics: A Tribute to Gerard G. Emch
Edited by: S. Twareque Ali, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Kalyan B. Sinha, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India
A publication of Hindustan Book Agency.
Hindustan Book Agency
2007; 236 pp; hardcover
ISBN-10: 81-85931-79-8
ISBN-13: 978-81-85931-79-1
List Price: US$46
Member Price: US$36.80
Order Code: HIN/35
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Gerard G. Emch is one of the pioneers of the C*-algebraic approach to quantum and classical statistical mechanics. In a prolific scientific career spanning nearly five decades, he has been one of the creative influences in the general area of mathematical physics. The present volume is a collection of tributes, from former students, colleagues, and friends, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The articles featured here are a small yet representative sample of the breadth and reach of some of the ideas from mathematical physics.

It is also a testimony to the impact that Emch's work has had on several generations of mathematical physicists as well as to the diversity of mathematical methods used to understand them.

A publication of Hindustan Book Agency; distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Maximum discount of 20% for all commercial channels.


Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in mathematical physics.

Table of Contents

  • S. T. Ali and M. Englis -- Berezin-Toeplitz quantization over matrix domains
  • J.-P. Antoine -- Partial \(^*\)-algebras, a tool for the mathematical description of physical systems
  • G. A. Ascoli and G. A. Goldin -- Some variations on Maxwell's equations
  • F. Bagarello -- Physical applications of algebras of unbounded operators
  • S. De Bievre -- Where's that quantum?
  • V. M. Kenkre and F. J. Sevilla -- Thoughts about anomalous diffusion: Time-dependent coefficients versus memory functions
  • J. R. Klauder -- Infinite divisibility in Euclidean quantum mechanics
  • M. Ohya -- Adaptive dynamics and its application to chaos
  • F. E. Schroeck, Jr. -- The \(C^*\) axioms and the phase space formalism of quantum mechanics
  • K. B. Sinha -- Stochastic flow on the quantum Heisenberg manifold
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