# Jacques Tits, Œuvres–Collected Works: Volumes I–IV

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*Francis Buekenhout ; Bernhard Mühlherr ; Jean-Pierre Tignol; Hendrik Van Maldeghem*

A publication of the European Mathematical Society

Jacques Tits was awarded the Wolf Prize in 1993 and the Abel Prize
(jointly with John Thompson) in 2008. The impact of his contributions in
algebra, group theory and geometry made over a span of more than five
decades is incalculable. Many fundamental developments in several fields
of mathematics have their origin in ideas of Tits. A number of Tits'
papers mark the starting point of completely new directions of research.
Outstanding examples are papers on quadratic forms, on Kac-Moody groups
and on what subsequently became known as the Tits alternative.

These volumes contain an almost complete collection of Tits'
mathematical writings. They include, in particular, a number of
published and unpublished manuscripts which have not been easily
accessible until now. This collection of Tits' contributions in one
place makes the evolution of his mathematical thinking visible. The
development of his theory of buildings and BN-pairs and its bearing on
the theory of algebraic groups, for example, reveal a fascinating story.
Along with Tits' mathematical writings, these volumes contain
biographical data, survey articles on aspects of Tits' work, and comments
by the editors on the content of some of his papers.

With the publication of these volumes, a major piece of 20th-century
mathematics is being made available to a wider audience.

A publication of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in geometry and group theory.