**Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics**

Volume: 31;
2001;
286 pp;
Hardcover

MSC: Primary 00;
Secondary 11; 14; 20; 35; 46; 53; 60; 81

**Print ISBN: 978-4-931469-13-6
Product Code: ASPM/31**

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# Taniguchi Conference on Mathematics Nara 1998

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*Masaki Maruyama; Toshikazu Sunada*

A publication of the Mathematical Society of Japan

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.

Published for the Mathematical Society of Japan by Kinokuniya, Tokyo, and distributed worldwide, except in Japan, by the AMS.

Volumes in this series are freely available electronically 5 years post-publication.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians.