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Contemporary Mathematicians

Raoul Bott: Collected Papers

Volume 5

Editors: Tu, Loring W. (Ed.)

  • Fifth and final volume of Raoul Bott's completed works
  • Offers personal insights on the life and work of one of the foremost mathematicians of the twentieth century
  • Features topics of current interest, such as stable vector bundles, knot and manifold invariants, equivariant cohomology, and loop spaces
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  • Due: October 12, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51781-0
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About this book

This book is the fifth and final volume of Raoul Bott’s Collected Papers. It collects all of Bott’s published articles since 1991 as well as some articles published earlier but missing in the earlier volumes. The volume also contains interviews with Raoul Bott, several of his previously unpublished speeches, commentaries by his collaborators such as Alberto Cattaneo and Jonathan Weitsman on their joint articles with Bott, Michael Atiyah’s obituary of Raoul Bott, Loring Tu’s authorized biography of Raoul Bott, and reminiscences of Raoul Bott by his friends, students, colleagues, and collaborators, among them Stephen Smale, David Mumford, Arthur Jaffe, Shing-Tung Yau, and Loring Tu. The mathematical articles, many inspired by physics, encompass stable vector bundles, knot and manifold invariants, equivariant cohomology, and loop spaces. The nonmathematical contributions give a sense of Bott’s approach to mathematics, style, personality, zest for life, and humanity. In one of the articles, from the vantage point of his later years, Raoul Bott gives a tour-de-force historical account of one of his greatest achievements, the Bott periodicity theorem. A large number of the articles originally appeared in hard-to-find conference proceedings or journals. This volume makes them all easily accessible. 
It also features a collection of photographs giving a panoramic view of Raoul Bott's life and his interaction with other mathematicians.

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  • Due: October 12, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51781-0
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $149.00
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  • Due: September 14, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51779-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Raoul Bott: Collected Papers
Book Subtitle
Volume 5
Editors
  • Loring W. Tu
Series Title
Contemporary Mathematicians
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51781-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51781-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51779-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 540
Number of Illustrations and Tables
146 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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