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eBook ISBN:  9780821893739 
Product Code:  PSPUM/68.E 
List Price:  $135.00 
MAA Member Price:  $121.50 
AMS Member Price:  $108.00 

Book DetailsProceedings of Symposia in Pure MathematicsVolume: 68; 2000; 549 ppMSC: Primary 05; 11; 15; 17; 19; 22; 32; 44; 46
HarishChandra was a mathematician of great power, vision, and remarkable ingenuity. His profound contributions to the representation theory of Lie groups, harmonic analysis, and related areas left researchers a rich legacy that continues today. This book presents the proceedings of an AMS Special Session entitled, “Representation Theory and Noncommutative Harmonic Analysis: A Special Session Honoring the Memory of HarishChandra”, which marked 75 years since his birth and 15 years since his untimely death at age 60.
Contributions to the volume were written by an outstanding group of internationally known mathematicians. Included are expository and historical surveys and original research papers. The book also includes talks given at the IAS Memorial Service in 1983 by colleagues who knew HarishChandra well. Also reprinted are two articles entitled, “Some Recollections of HarishChandra”, by A. Borel, and “HarishChandra's cFunction: A Mathematical Jewel”, by S. Helgason. In addition, an expository paper, “An Elementary Introduction to HarishChandra's Work”, gives an overview of some of his most basic mathematical ideas with references for further study.
This volume offers a comprehensive retrospective of HarishChandra's professional life and work. Personal recollections give the book particular significance. Readers should have an advancedlevel background in the representation theory of Lie groups and harmonic analysis.
For other wonderful titles written by this author see: Euler through Time: A New Look at Old Themes, Supersymmetry for Mathematicians: An Introduction, The Selected Works of V.S. Varadarajan, and Algebra in Ancient and Modern Times.
ReadershipGraduate students and research mathematicians interested in representation theory of Lie groups and harmonic analysis; historians of mathematics.

Table of Contents

Articles

V. S. Varadarajan — HarishChandra, his work, and its legacy [ MR 1767887 ]

Armand Borel — Some recollections of HarishChandra

Sigurdur Helgason — HarishChandra memorial talk [ MR 1767888 ]

Robert P. Langlands — HarishChandra memorial talk [ MR 1767889 ]

G. Daniel Mostow — HarishChandra memorial talk

V. S. Varadarajan — HarishChandra memorial talk [ MR 1767891 ]

Rebecca A. Herb — An elementary introduction to HarishChandra’s work [ MR 1767892 ]

James Arthur — Stabilization of a family of differential equations [ MR 1767893 ]

Dan Barbasch — Orbital integrals of nilpotent orbits [ MR 1767894 ]

P. F. Baum, N. Higson and R. J. Plymen — Representation theory of $p$adic groups: a view from operator algebras [ MR 1767895 ]

William Casselman, Henryk Hecht and Dragan Miličić — Bruhat filtrations and Whittaker vectors for real groups [ MR 1767896 ]

Stephen DeBacker and Paul J. Sally, Jr. — Germs, characters, and the Fourier transforms of nilpotent orbits [ MR 1767897 ]

Hongming Ding, Kenneth I. Gross, Ray A. Kunze and Donald St. P. Richards — Bessel functions on boundary orbits and singular holomorphic representations [ MR 1767898 ]

B. Gross and N. Wallach — Restriction of small discrete series representations to symmetric subgroups [ MR 1767899 ]

Sigurdur Helgason — HarishChandra’s $\mathbf {c}$function. A mathematical jewel

Rebecca A. Herb — Twostructures and discrete series character formulas [ MR 1767900 ]

Roger E. Howe — HarishChandra homomorphisms [ MR 1767901 ]

Palle E. T. Jorgensen and Gestur Ólafsson — Unitary representations and OsterwalderSchrader duality [ MR 1767902 ]

A. W. Knapp — Intertwining operators and small unitary representations [ MR 1767903 ]

Ray A. Kunze — On some problems in analysis suggested by representation theory [ MR 1767904 ]

Ronald L. Lipsman — Distributional reciprocity and generalized Gelfand pairs [ MR 1767905 ]

Allen Moy — Displacement functions on the BruhatTits building [ MR 1767906 ]

Fiona Murnaghan — Germs of characters of admissible representations [ MR 1767907 ]

Birgit Speh — SeibergWitten equations on locally symmetric spaces [ MR 1767908 ]

Joseph A. Wolf and Roger Zierau — Holomorphic double fibration transforms [ MR 1767909 ]


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HarishChandra was a mathematician of great power, vision, and remarkable ingenuity. His profound contributions to the representation theory of Lie groups, harmonic analysis, and related areas left researchers a rich legacy that continues today. This book presents the proceedings of an AMS Special Session entitled, “Representation Theory and Noncommutative Harmonic Analysis: A Special Session Honoring the Memory of HarishChandra”, which marked 75 years since his birth and 15 years since his untimely death at age 60.
Contributions to the volume were written by an outstanding group of internationally known mathematicians. Included are expository and historical surveys and original research papers. The book also includes talks given at the IAS Memorial Service in 1983 by colleagues who knew HarishChandra well. Also reprinted are two articles entitled, “Some Recollections of HarishChandra”, by A. Borel, and “HarishChandra's cFunction: A Mathematical Jewel”, by S. Helgason. In addition, an expository paper, “An Elementary Introduction to HarishChandra's Work”, gives an overview of some of his most basic mathematical ideas with references for further study.
This volume offers a comprehensive retrospective of HarishChandra's professional life and work. Personal recollections give the book particular significance. Readers should have an advancedlevel background in the representation theory of Lie groups and harmonic analysis.
For other wonderful titles written by this author see: Euler through Time: A New Look at Old Themes, Supersymmetry for Mathematicians: An Introduction, The Selected Works of V.S. Varadarajan, and Algebra in Ancient and Modern Times.
Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in representation theory of Lie groups and harmonic analysis; historians of mathematics.

Articles

V. S. Varadarajan — HarishChandra, his work, and its legacy [ MR 1767887 ]

Armand Borel — Some recollections of HarishChandra

Sigurdur Helgason — HarishChandra memorial talk [ MR 1767888 ]

Robert P. Langlands — HarishChandra memorial talk [ MR 1767889 ]

G. Daniel Mostow — HarishChandra memorial talk

V. S. Varadarajan — HarishChandra memorial talk [ MR 1767891 ]

Rebecca A. Herb — An elementary introduction to HarishChandra’s work [ MR 1767892 ]

James Arthur — Stabilization of a family of differential equations [ MR 1767893 ]

Dan Barbasch — Orbital integrals of nilpotent orbits [ MR 1767894 ]

P. F. Baum, N. Higson and R. J. Plymen — Representation theory of $p$adic groups: a view from operator algebras [ MR 1767895 ]

William Casselman, Henryk Hecht and Dragan Miličić — Bruhat filtrations and Whittaker vectors for real groups [ MR 1767896 ]

Stephen DeBacker and Paul J. Sally, Jr. — Germs, characters, and the Fourier transforms of nilpotent orbits [ MR 1767897 ]

Hongming Ding, Kenneth I. Gross, Ray A. Kunze and Donald St. P. Richards — Bessel functions on boundary orbits and singular holomorphic representations [ MR 1767898 ]

B. Gross and N. Wallach — Restriction of small discrete series representations to symmetric subgroups [ MR 1767899 ]

Sigurdur Helgason — HarishChandra’s $\mathbf {c}$function. A mathematical jewel

Rebecca A. Herb — Twostructures and discrete series character formulas [ MR 1767900 ]

Roger E. Howe — HarishChandra homomorphisms [ MR 1767901 ]

Palle E. T. Jorgensen and Gestur Ólafsson — Unitary representations and OsterwalderSchrader duality [ MR 1767902 ]

A. W. Knapp — Intertwining operators and small unitary representations [ MR 1767903 ]

Ray A. Kunze — On some problems in analysis suggested by representation theory [ MR 1767904 ]

Ronald L. Lipsman — Distributional reciprocity and generalized Gelfand pairs [ MR 1767905 ]

Allen Moy — Displacement functions on the BruhatTits building [ MR 1767906 ]

Fiona Murnaghan — Germs of characters of admissible representations [ MR 1767907 ]

Birgit Speh — SeibergWitten equations on locally symmetric spaces [ MR 1767908 ]

Joseph A. Wolf and Roger Zierau — Holomorphic double fibration transforms [ MR 1767909 ]