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Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, Calif.)

Works: 688 works in 810 publications in 1 language and 5,301 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Handbooks and manuals  Filmed lectures  Drama  Textbooks  Periodicals  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
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Classifications: QA387, 512.55
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Most widely held works by Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, Calif.)
Games of no chance : combinatorial games at MSRI, 1994 by Richard J Nowakowski( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinatorial games are finite, two-person, full-information games such as chess, checkers, go, domineering, dots-and-boxes, nim, and many others. This volume, arising from a workshop held at MSRI in July 1994, represents a significant addition to the literature of combinatorial games
Infinite dimensional groups with applications by Victor G Kac( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume records most of the talks given at the Conference on Infinite-dimensional Groups held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley, California, May 10-May 15, 1984, as a part of the special program on Kac-Moody Lie algebras. The purpose of the conference was to review recent developments of the theory of infinite-dimensional groups and its applications. The present collection concentrates on three very active, interrelated directions of the field: general Kac-Moody groups, gauge groups (especially loop groups) and diffeomorphism groups. I would like to express my thanks to the MSRI for sponsoring the meeting, to Ms. Faye Yeager for excellent typing, to the authors for their manuscripts, and to Springer-Verlag for publishing this volume. V. Kac INFINITE DIMENSIONAL GROUPS WITH APPLICATIONS CONTENTS The Lie Group Structure of M. Adams. T. Ratiu 1 Diffeomorphism Groups and & R. Schmid Invertible Fourier Integral Operators with Applications On Landau-Lifshitz Equation and E. Date 71 Infinite Dimensional Groups Flat Manifolds and Infinite D.S. Freed 83 Dimensional Kahler Geometry Positive-Energy Representations R. Goodman 125 of the Group of Diffeomorphisms of the Circle Instantons and Harmonic Maps M.A. Guest 137 A Coxeter Group Approach to Z. Haddad 157 Schubert Varieties Constructing Groups Associated to V.G. Kac 167 Infinite-Dimensional Lie Algebras I. Kaplansky 217 Harish-Chandra Modules Over the Virasoro Algebra & L.J. Santharoubane 233 Rational Homotopy Theory of Flag S
Vertex operators in mathematics and physics : proceedings of a conference, November 10-17, 1983 by J Lepowsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Lepowsky t The search for symmetry in nature has for a long time provided representation theory with perhaps its chief motivation. According to the standard approach of Lie theory, one looks for infinitesimal symmetry -- Lie algebras of operators or concrete realizations of abstract Lie algebras. A central theme in this volume is the construction of affine Lie algebras using formal differential operators called vertex operators, which originally appeared in the dual-string theory. Since the precise description of vertex operators, in both mathematical and physical settings, requires a fair amount of notation, we do not attempt it in this introduction. Instead we refer the reader to the papers of Mandelstam, Goddard-Olive, Lepowsky-Wilson and Frenkel-Lepowsky-Meurman. We have tried to maintain consistency of terminology and to some extent notation in the articles herein. To help the reader we shall review some of the terminology. We also thought it might be useful to supplement an earlier fairly detailed exposition of ours [37] with a brief historical account of vertex operators in mathematics and their connection with affine algebras. Since we were involved in the development of the subject, the reader should be advised that what follows reflects our own understanding. For another view, see [29].1 t Partially supported by the National Science Foundation through the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and NSF Grant MCS 83-01664. 1 We would like to thank Igor Frenkel for his valuable comments on the first draft of this introduction
Galois groups over Q : proceedings of a workshop held March 23-27, 1987 by Y Ihara( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is being published in connection with a March, 1987 workshop on Galois groups over Q and related topics, held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. The organizing committee for the workshop consisted of Kenneth Ribet (chairman), Yasutaka Ihara, and Jean-Pierre Serre. The volume contains key original papers by experts in the field, and treats a variety of questions in arithmetical algebraic geometry. A number of the contributions discuss Galois actions on fundamental groups, and associated topics: these include Fermat curves, Gauss sums, cyclotomic units, and motivic questions. Other themes which reoccur include semistable reduction of algebraic varieties, deformations of Galois representations, and connections between Galois representations and modular forms. The authors contributing to the volume are: G.W. Anderson, D. Blasius, D. Ramakrishnan, P. Deligne, Y. Ihara, U. Jannsen, B.H. Matzat, B. Maszur, and K. Wingberg. The contributions are of exceptionally high quality, and this book will have permanent value. The volume will be of great interest to students and established workers in many areas of algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry
Group representations, ergodic theory, operator algebras, and mathematical physics : proceedings of a conference in honor of George W. Mackey by C. C Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute sponsored a three day conference, May 21-23, 1984 to honor Professor George W. Mackey. The title of the conference, Group Representations, Ergodic Theory, Operator Algebras, and Mathematical Physics, reflects the interests in science that have characterized Professor wide ranging Mackey's work. The conference provided an opportunity for his students, friends and colleagues to honor him and his contributions. The conference was attended by over one hundred people and the participants included five mathematical generations Professor Mackey's mathematical father, Marshall Stone, many mathematical children, grandchildren, and at least one mathematical great-grandchild. This volume is a compendium of the scientific papers presented at the conference plus some additional papers contributed after the conference. The far ranging scope of the various articles is a further indication of the large number of fields that have been affected by Professor Mackey's work. Calvin C. Moore Berkeley, CA Feb, 1986 Table of Contents Preface vi i Ambiguity Functions and Group L. Auslander and Representations R. Tolimieri Kirillov Orbits and Direct Integral Lawrence Corwin 11 Decompositions on Certain Quotient Spaces Some Homotopy and Shape Calculations Edward G. Effors and 69 for C*-Algebras Jerome Kaminker 121 Small Unitary Representations of Roger Howe Classical Groups Dual Vector Spaces Irving Kaplansky 151 Exponential Decay of Correlation Calvin C. Moore 163 Coefficients for Geodesic Flows Lattices in U(n. I) G.D. Mostow Induced Bundles and Nonlinear Irving E. Segal 199 Wave equations Compact Ahelian Aut
Wave motion : theory, modelling, and computation : proceedings of a conference in honor of the 60th birthday of Peter D. Lax by Alexandre Joel Chorin( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 60th birthday of Peter Lax was celebrated at Berkeley by a conference entitled Wave Motion: theory, application and computation held at the mathematical Sciences Research Institute, June 9-12, 1986. Peter Lax has made profound and essential contributions to the topics described by the title of the conference, and has also contributed in important ways to many other mathematical subjects, and as a result this conference volume dedicated to him includes research work on a variety of topics, not all clearly related to its title
Noncommutative rings by S Montgomery( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects some of the survey lectures delivered at the Microprogram on Noncommutative Rings held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, July 10-12, 1989. While the program was concerned with recent advances in ring theory, it also focussed on related areas of mathematics where ring theory might be expected to have an impact. Topics covered included quantum groups, the algebraic aspects of quantum field theory, finite dimensional Lie algebras, and the modern theory of Noetherian rings and localization. The text will be a valuable tool for both advanced graduate students and research mathematicians
Several complex variables( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

&Quot;Several Complex Variables is a central area of mathematics with strong interactions with partial differential equations, algebraic geometry, number theory, and differential geometry. The 1995-96 MSRI program on several complex variables emphasized these interactions and concentrated on developments and problems of current interest that capitalize on this interplay of ideas and techniques.&quot. "Thanks to its distinguished list of contributors, this volume provides a representative sample of the best work done this decade in several complex variables."--BOOK JACKET
Geometric analysis and computer graphics : proceedings of a workshop held May 23-25, 1988 by Paul Concus( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley was structured around principal lectures given by Almgren, Callahan, Ericksen, Francis, Gulliver, Hanrahan, Kajiya, Polthier, Sethian, Sterling, Thomas, and Vogel. The divergent backgrounds of these and the many other participants, as reflected in their lectures at the meeting and in the papers presented here, testify to the unifying element of the workshop's central theme. The depth and range of the new developments presented in the lectures point to scientific and technological frontiers being crossed with impressive speed. The present volume is offered as a permanent record for those who were present, and also with a view towards making the material available to a wider audience than were able to attend
Algorithms and classification in combinatorial group theory by Gilbert Baumslag( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume are the result of a workshop held in January 1989 at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Topics covered include decision problems, finitely presented simple groups, combinatorial geometry and homology, and automatic groups and related topics
Fermat's last theorem : the theorem and its proof, an exploration of issues and ideas by Kenneth Ribet( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The videotape is based on a presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco that took place on July 28, 1993, exactly five weeks after Andrew Wiles announced that he had a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. The videotape also includes excerpts from an interview with Andrew Wiles made in Oxford, England, the day after he announced his proof in Cambridge. Both the booklet and the videotape are designed for a general audience. They deal not only with Fermat's Last Theorem itself, but with the excitement of mathematical discovery in general and the way mathematical ideas can illuminate other subjects
A decade of the Berkeley Math Circle : the American experience by Calif.) Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set theory of the continuum by H Judah( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primarily consisting of talks presented at a workshop at the MSRI during its "Logic Year" 1989-90, this volume is intended to reflect the whole spectrum of activities in set theory. The first section of the book comprises the invited papers surveying the state of the art in a wide range of topics of set-theoretic research. The second section includes research papers on various aspects of set theory and its relation to algebra and topology. Contributors include: J. Bagaria, T. Bartoszynski, H. Becker, P. Dehornoy, Q. Feng, M. Foreman, M. Gitik, L. Harrington, S. Jackson, H. Judah, W. Just, A.S. Kechris, A. Louveau, S. MacLane, M. Magidor, A.R.D. Mathias, G. Melles, W.J. Mitchell, S. Shelah, R.A. Shore, R.I. Soare, L.J. Stanley, B. Velikovic, H. Woodin
Circle in a box by Sam Vandervelde( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Math circles provide a selling in which mathematicians work with secondary school students who are interested in mathematics. This form of outreach, which has existed for decades in Russia, Bulgaria, and other countries, is now rapidly spreading across the United Stales as well. The first part of this book offers helpful advice on all aspects of math circle operations, culled from conversations with over a dozen directors of successful math circles. Topics include creative means for getting the word out to students, sound principles for selecting effective speakers, guidelines for securing financial support, and tips for designing an exciting math circle session. The purpose of this discussion is to enable math circle coordinators to establish a thriving group in which students can experience the delight of mathematical investigation. The second part of the book outlines ten independent math circle sessions, covering a variety of topics and difficulty levels. Each chapter contains detailed presentation notes along with a useful collection of problems and solutions."--Jacket
Thin groups and superstrong approximation by Emmanuel Breuillard( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of surveys and primarily expository articles focusing on recent developments concerning various quantitative aspects of 'thin groups.' There are discrete subgroups of semisimple Lie groups that are both big (Zariski dense) and small (of infinite covolume). This dual nature leads to many intricate questions. Over the past few years, many new ideas and techniques, arising in particular from arithmetic combinatorics, have been involved in the study of such groups, leading, for instance, to far-reaching generalizations of the strong approximation theorem in which congruence quotients are shown to exhibit a spectral gap, referred to a superstrong aproximation. This book provides a broad panorama of a very active field of mathematics at the boundary between geometry, dynamical systems, number theory, and combinatorics. It arose from the MSRI hot topics workshop of the same name in February 2012."
Symplectic, Poisson, and noncommutative geometry by Algebra and Topology Symplectic and Poisson Geometry in Interaction with Analysis( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Random matrix theory, interacting particle systems, and integrable systems by Percy Deift( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Random matrix theory is at the intersection of linear algebra, probability theory and integrable systems, and as a wide range of applications in physics, engineering, multivariate statistics and beyond. This volume is based on a Fall 2010 MSRI program which generated the solution of long-standing questions on universalities of Wigner matrices and beta-ensembles, and opened new research directions especially in relation to the KPZ universality class of interacting particle systems and low-rank perturbations. The book contains review articles and research contributions on all these topics, in addition to other core aspects of random matrix theory such as integrability and free probability theory. It will give both established and new researchers insights into the most recent advances in field and the connections among many subfields."
Commutative algebra and noncommutative algebraic geometry( Book )

in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics in Arcadia : Tom Stoppard in conversation with Robert Osserman by Tom Stoppard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dialogue between the mathematician Robert Osserman and the playwright Tom Stoppard commenting on Stoppard's play Arcadia. The plot of the stageplay revolves around the philosophical inquiries of a young woman and her tutor concerning the nature of mathematics, specifically Fermat's last theorem, and the investigations of two other scholars into the proofs for the theorem
Lectures and problems : a gift to young mathematicians by V. I Arnolʹd( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Infinite dimensional groups with applicationsSeveral complex variablesA decade of the Berkeley Math Circle : the American experienceCircle in a box