Selected Papers

Volume II: On Algebraic Geometry, including Correspondence with Grothendieck

Authors: Mumford, David

Editors: Neeman, Amnon, Chai, Ching-Li, Shiota, Takahiro (Eds.)

  • Includes many important papers which were not published in volume I, including his paper with Deligne from 1969
  • Many of these papers are no longer available elsewhere
  • Includes correspondence between Mumford and Grothendieck, arguably the most important figure in 20th century algebraic geometry
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About this book

From the reviews of Volume I:

"I am quite happy to keep this volume on my shelf, and I will surely find many more seeds in it that grew so large that by now their origins are hard to recognize." Janos Kollar, Bulletin of the AMS.

"... a highly valuable and welcome collection for every researcher in the field. … Further generations of researchers in this field, graduate students, mathematical physicists, and mathematical historians will profit a great deal from this collection of selected papers..."

Werner Kleinert, Zentralblatt MATH.

These 30+ articles span the years from 1961-1980 while David Mumford was an active researcher in the area of algebraic geometry. While Volume I was very successful, there were papers which were left out, and will now be included here, such as Mumford's paper with Pierre Deligne, The Irreducibility of the space of curves of given genus (1969). Mumford's correspondence with Grothendieck will also be included.

About the authors

David Mumford is Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University.  In 1974 he was awarded the Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Vancouver.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The present volume contains thirty selected articles of D. Mumford on topics in algebraic geometry … . must be seen as a highly valuable and welcome collection for every researcher in the field. … Further generations of researchers in this field, graduate students, mathematical physicists, and mathematical historians will profit a great deal from this collection of selected papers … . this is why this volume is at least a must for any relevant library." (Werner Kleinert, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1051)

“Selected Papers Volume II collects twenty-nine articles by Mumford, along with four previously unpublished pieces and dozens of letters between Mumford and Grothendieck. … this book the same way I felt about the first volume: this is a book that most algebraic geometers – and all libraries – will not want to do without.” (Darren Glass, The Mathematical Association of America, October, 2010)

“The present second volume of David Mumford’s papers on algebraic geometry, including his correspondence with Alexandre Grothendieck over a period of twenty-five years, must be seen as another hoard of Jewels from his treasury of mathematical writings. … this book contains a wealth of new information for the reader, and it is an utmost useful reference book moreover. … this book decidedly ought to be added to the private library of any algebraic geometer.” (Werner Kleinert, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1211, 2011)


Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-0-387-72491-1
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Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9174-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selected Papers
Book Subtitle
Volume II: On Algebraic Geometry, including Correspondence with Grothendieck
Authors
Editors
  • Amnon Neeman
  • Ching-Li Chai
  • Takahiro Shiota
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72491-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9174-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 767
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