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Raoul Bott: Collected Papers: Volume 5

Raoul Bott: Collected Papers: Volume 5
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Dewey Class 510.9
Title Raoul Bott: Collected Papers ([EBook]) : Volume 5 / / edited by Loring W. Tu.
Added Personal Name Tu, Loring W. editor.
Other name(s) SpringerLink (Online service)
Publication Cham : : Springer International Publishing : : Imprint: Birkhäuser, , 2017.
Physical Details XIX, 676 p. 199 illus., 53 illus. in color. : online resource.
Series Contemporary mathematicians
ISBN 9783319517810
Summary Note 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 The volume also contains interviews with Raoul Bott, several of his previously unpublished speeches, commentaries by his collaborators such as Alberto Cattaneo and Jonathan Weitsman on their joint articles with Bott, Michael Atiyah’s obituary of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.:
Contents note Preface -- Photographs -- Curriculum Vitae -- Bibliography of Raoul Bott -- Part I. Biographies and Commentaries: M. F. Atiyah, R. H. Bott, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows -- L. W. Tu, The life and works of Raoul Bott -- L. W. Tu, coordinating editor, Remembering Raoul Bott (1923–2005), with contributions from R. Gurdian, S. Smale, D. Mumford, A. Jaffe, S.-T. Yau, and L. W. Tu -- L. Jeffrey, Stable bundles -- L. Jeffrey, E. Verlinde’s formula -- A. Szenes, Memories of Raoul Bott -- D. Bar-Natan, On Raoul Bott’s “On invariants of manifolds” -- I. Voli´c, Configuration space integrals: bridging physics, geometry, and topology of knots and links -- A. Cattaneo, Commentary on joint papers “Integral invariants of 3-manifolds, I, II” -- L. W. Tu, Equivariant characteristic classes -- L. W. Tu, On the genesis of the Woods Hole fixed point formula -- J. Weitsman, Commentary on joint paper “Surjectivity for Hamiltonian loop group spaces” -- M. F. Atiyah, Commentary on “Report on the Woods Hole fixed point seminar” -- Part II. Papers of Raoul Bott Since 1991 -- Part III. Earlier Articles Not Included in Prior Volumes of Collected Papers -- Part IV. Speeches.
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