The Many Facets of Geometry: A Tribute to Nigel Hitchin by Oscar Garcia-Prada,Jean Pierre Bourguignon,Simon Salamon

By Oscar Garcia-Prada,Jean Pierre Bourguignon,Simon Salamon

Few humans have proved extra influential within the box of differential and algebraic geometry, and in exhibiting how this hyperlinks with mathematical physics, than Nigel Hitchin. Oxford University's Savilian Professor of Geometry has made basic contributions in components as different as: spin geometry, instanton and monopole equations, twistor idea, symplectic geometry of moduli areas, integrables platforms, Higgs bundles, Einstein metrics, hyperkähler geometry,
Frobenius manifolds, Painlevé equations, specific Lagrangian geometry and reflect symmetry, idea of grebes, and plenty of more.

He was once formerly Rouse Ball Professor of arithmetic at Cambridge collage, in addition to Professor of arithmetic on the college of Warwick, is a Fellow of the Royal Society and has been the President of the London Mathematical Society.

The chapters during this attention-grabbing quantity, written by means of the various greats of their fields (including 4 Fields Medalists), convey how Hitchin's rules have impacted on a large choice of topics. The e-book grew out of the Geometry convention in Honour of Nigel Hitchin, held in Madrid, with a few extra contributions, and will be required studying for an individual looking insights into the overlap among geometry and physics.

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