Collected Papers: Volume I 1955-1966 by Bertram KostantCollected Papers: Volume I 1955-1966 by Bertram Kostant

Collected Papers: Volume I 1955-1966

byBertram KostantEditorAnthony Joseph, Shrawan Kumar

Hardcover | August 7, 2009

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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.During his years as professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1962 until retiring from teaching in 1993, he received many honors and prizes:  election to the National Academy of Sciences USA, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the AMS Steele Prize, Honorary Doctorates from University of Córdoba, Argentina, the University of Salamanca, Spain, Purdue University. Now in the sixth decade of his career, he continues to produce results of astonishing beauty and significance for which he is invited to lecture all over the world.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.
Title:Collected Papers: Volume I 1955-1966Format:HardcoverDimensions:538 pagesPublished:August 7, 2009Publisher:Springer New York

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Bibliograph.- Curriculum Vitae.- Comments by Bertram Kostant on Papers in Volume I.- Holonomy and the Lie Algebra of Infinitesimal Motions of a Riemannian Manifold, 1955.- On the Conjugacy of Real Cartan Subalgebras I, 1995.- On the Conjugacy of Real Cartan Subalgebras II, 1995.- On Invariant Skew Tensors, 1956.- On Differential Geometry and Homogeneous Spaces I, 1956.- On Differential Geometry and Homogeneous Spaces II, 1956.- On Holonomy and Homogeneous Spaces, 1957.- A Theorom of Frobenius, A Theorem of Amitsur--Levitski and Cohomology Theory, 1958.- A Characterization of the Classical Groups, 1958.- A Formula for the Multiplicity of a Weight, 1959.- The Three Dimensional Sub-Group and the Betti Numbers of a Complex Simple Lie Group, 1959.- A Characterization of Invariant Affine Connections, 1960.- Lie Algebra Cohomology and the Generalized Borel--Weil Theorem, 1961.- (with G. Hochschild and A. Rosenberg), Differential Forms of Regular Affine Algebras, 1962.- (with G. Hochschild), Differential Forms and Lie Algebra Cohomology for Algebraic Linear Groups, 1962.- Lie Group Representations on Polynomial Rings, Announcement.- Lie Group Representations on Polynomial Rings, 1963.- Lie Algrebra Cohomology and Generalized Schubert Cells, 1963.- Eigenvalues of a Laplacian and Commutative Lie Subalgebras, 1965.- Orbits, Symplectic Structures and Representation Theory, 1965.- Groups Over Z, 1966.