**Contemporary Mathematics**

Volume: 437;
2007;
246 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 35; 37; 47; 60; 76; 81; 82; 83;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-4270-6

Product Code: CONM/437

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Product Code: CONM/437.E**

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# Prospects in Mathematical Physics

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*José C. Mourão; João P. Nunes; Roger Picken; Jean-Claude Zambrini*

This book includes papers presented at the Young Researchers Symposium of the 14th International Congress on Mathematical Physics, held in July 2003, in Lisbon, Portugal. The goal of the book is to illustrate various promising areas of mathematical physics in a way accessible to researchers at the beginning of their careers. Two of the three laureates of the Henri Poincaré Prizes, Huzihiro Araki and Elliott Lieb, also contributed to this volume. The book provides a good survey of some active areas of research in modern mathematical physics.

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## Prospects in Mathematical Physics

- Contents v6 free
- Preface vii8 free
- Mean-Field Spin Glass Models from the Cavity–ROSt Perspective 110 free
- Scaling Algebras for Charge Carrying Quantum Fields and Superselection Structure at Short Distances 3140
- Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Quantum Lattice Systems 4554
- The Rate of Local Equilibration in Kinetic Theory 7180
- Bifurcations of Relative Equilibria in Simple Mechanical Systems 8998
- In and around the Origin of Quantum Groups 101110
- A Second Look at the Second Law of Thermodynamics 127136
- Generating Spectral Gaps by Geometry 159168
- Stability of Matter 171180
- String Theory and Knot Invariants 199208
- Slow Dynamics of CP1 Lumps on a Cylinder 209218
- A New Approach to the Study of the 3D-Navier-Stokes System 223232
- From Liouville Theory to the Quantum Geometry of Riemann Surfaces 231240

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in various topics in mathematical physics.