Orbifolds in Mathematics and Physics

Proceedings of a Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Orbifold String Theory, May 4-8, 2001, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Author: Alejandro Adem,Jack Morava,Yongbin Ruan

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821829904

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

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This book publishes papers originally presented at a conference on the Mathematical Aspects of Orbifold String Theory, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The recent explosion of activity on the topic has been powered by applications of orbifolds to moduli problems and quantum field theory. The present volume contains information not fully covered in the published literature, and presents an interdisciplinary look at orbifold problems. Topics such as stacks, vertex operator algebras, branes, groupoids, K-theory and quantum cohomology are discussed. The book reflects the thinking of distinguished investigators working in the areas of mathematical physics, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, symplectic geometry and representation theory. Advanced graduate students and researchers working in these areas, as well as those interested in connections between mathematical subject areas, will find this book of interest.
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Orbifolds in Mathematics and Physics

Proceedings of a Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Orbifold String Theory, May 4-8, 2001, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Author: Alejandro Adem,Jack Morava,Yongbin Ruan

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821829904

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

View: 7504

This book publishes papers originally presented at a conference on the Mathematical Aspects of Orbifold String Theory, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The recent explosion of activity on the topic has been powered by applications of orbifolds to moduli problems and quantum field theory. The present volume contains information not fully covered in the published literature, and presents an interdisciplinary look at orbifold problems. Topics such as stacks, vertex operator algebras, branes, groupoids, K-theory and quantum cohomology are discussed. The book reflects the thinking of distinguished investigators working in the areas of mathematical physics, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, symplectic geometry and representation theory. Advanced graduate students and researchers working in these areas, as well as those interested in connections between mathematical subject areas, will find this book of interest.
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Liber amicorum Raphaël de Smedt: Litterarum historia

Author: André Tourneux,Joost vander Auwera,Jacques Paviot

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042910539

Category: History

Page: 283

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Dit jaar wordt Raphael de Smedt zestig jaar. Sinds 1987 leidt hij het Departement der Gedrukte Werken van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek van Belgie. Sedert meer dan dertig jaar heeft hij zich op het gebied van de geschiedenis, de kunstgeschiedenis en de literatuurgeschiedenis verdienstelijk gemaakt. Een zestigtal vrienden uit tien landen brengen de veelzijdige vorser hulde in vier delen van de reeks "Miscellanea Neerlandica", gewijd aan het verleden van de Lage Landen tot het einde van het Ancien Regime. Belangrijke aspecten van zijn onderzoek worden in een uitgebreide biografie en bibliografie belicht.
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