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Stein spaces characterized by their endomorphisms
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Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 363 (2011), 2341-2355 Request permission


Finite-dimensional Stein spaces admitting a proper holomorphic embedding of the complex line are characterized, among all complex spaces, by their holomorphic endomorphism semigroup in the sense that any semigroup isomorphism induces either a biholomorphic or an antibiholomorphic map between them.
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  • Rafael B. Andrist
  • Affiliation: Mathematisches Institut, Universität Bern, Sidlerstr. 5, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
  • MR Author ID: 773325
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  • Received by editor(s): September 23, 2008
  • Published electronically: November 23, 2010
  • Additional Notes: This work was partially supported by Schweizerischer Nationalfonds grant no. 200021-116165
  • © Copyright 2010 American Mathematical Society
    The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.
  • Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 363 (2011), 2341-2355
  • MSC (2000): Primary 32E10, 32M10; Secondary 20M20, 54H15
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  • MathSciNet review: 2763719