Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics

Taniguchi Conference on Mathematics Nara '98

Editors: Masaki Maruyama and Toshikazu Sunada

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Editors
Masaki Maruyama and Toshikazu Sunada

Conference
Taniguchi Conference on Mathematics
December 15–20, 1998
Nara, Japan

Publication information
Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics, Volume 31
Tokyo, Japan: Mathematical Society of Japan, 2001
286 pp.

Dates
Publication date: 2001
First available in Project Euclid: 29 December 2018

Permanent link to this proceedings volume
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aspm/1546124575

Digital Object Identifier:
doi:10.2969/aspm/03110000

ISBN:
978-4-931469-81-5
978-4-931469-13-6
4-931469-13-2

Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet):
MR1865085

Subjects
Primary: 00B25: Proceedings of conferences of miscellaneous specific interest

Citation
Taniguchi Conference on Mathematics Nara '98, M. Maruyama and T. Sunada, eds. (Tokyo: Mathematical Society of Japan, 2001)

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Abstract

In 1929, Mr. Toyosaburo Taniguchi established the Taniguchi Foundation with the goal of promoting research in the basic sciences in Japan and to engender mutual understanding on an international level via the exchange of ideas and research. In 1956, he instituted a division for mathematics within the Foundation and sponsored the first summer seminar. Since that time, the seminar has been held each year on various mathematical topics.

In 1974, Mr. Taniguchi promoted and sponsored an International Symposium in various fields of science on a smaller scale. His aim was to raise the level of scientific thought and research, while providing a forum where promising young scholars the world over could gather informally to exchange thoughts and to contribute their knowledge. These gatherings were held until 1999.

This volume is a collection of the research manuscripts written by the invited speakers at the final conference set up by the Taniguchi Foundation, the Taniguchi Conference on Mathematics 1998, held in Nara, Japan. The conference was aimed at gathering all previous participants of Taniguchi Symposia. The subject areas were chosen to include all important and active fields of mathematics. Hence the topics in this volume are quite diverse. The contributors are world-class mathematicians who are generally reporting on subjects for which they are well known. For example, contributions include R. E. Borcherds on vertex algebras, M. Kontsevich on non-commutative algebraic manifolds, P.-L. Lions on fluid mechnics, M. Kashiwara on micro-localization, J. Kollár on the topology of algebraic varieties, S. Mori on rational curves in algebraic varieties, and others.