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Additional Information
  • Simon Donaldson
  • Affiliation: Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, New York; and Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
  • MR Author ID: 59010
  • Published electronically: August 5, 2021
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  • Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 58 (2021), 479-480
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  • MathSciNet review: 4311552