Collected Papers of Bertram Kostant

Collected Papers

Volume I 1955-1966

Authors: Kostant, Bertram

Editors: Joseph, Anthony, Kumar, Shrawan, Vergne, Michèle (Eds.)

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  • Kostant’s work spans over 50 years and contains fundamental and varied contributions to many aspects of Lie theory, a subject pervading almost the whole of mathematics
  • His interests span a tremendous range from differential geometry to representation theory, abstract algebra, and mathematical physics
  • Kostant’s papers demonstrate deep results, giving rise to whole new fields of activities
  • Volume I contains Kostant’s summaries of his papers in his own words
  • Volume I develops beautiful themes which are further elaborated in Volumes II-V
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For more than five decades Bertram Kostant has been one of the major architects of modern Lie theory. Virtually all his papers are pioneering with deep consequences, many giving rise to whole new fields of activities. His interests span a tremendous range of Lie theory, from differential geometry to representation theory, abstract algebra, and mathematical physics. Some specific topics cover algebraic groups and invariant theory, the geometry of homogeneous spaces, representation theory, geometric quantization and symplectic geometry, Lie algebra cohomology, Hamiltonian mechanics, modular forms, Whittaker theory, Toda lattice, and much more. It is striking to note that Lie theory (and symmetry in general) now occupies an ever increasing larger role in mathematics than it did in the fifties.

This is the first volume (1955-1966) of a five-volume set of Bertram Kostant’s collected papers. A distinguished feature of this first volume is Kostant’s commentaries and summaries of his papers in his own words.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collected Papers
Book Subtitle
Volume I 1955-1966
Authors
Editors
  • Anthony Joseph
  • Shrawan Kumar
  • Michèle Vergne
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09583-7
DOI
10.1007/b94535
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09582-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 518
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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