© 2003

Studies in Memory of Issai Schur

  • Anthony Joseph
  • Anna Melnikov
  • Rudolf Rentschler

Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 210)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-clxxxviii
  2. H. H. Andersen, N. Lauritzen
    Pages 1-26
  3. Alexander Braverman, David Kazhdan
    Pages 27-47
  4. Bertram Kostant
    Pages 69-93
  5. Alain Lascoux
    Pages 95-114
  6. Bernard Leclerc, Maxim Nazarov, Jean-Yves Thibon
    Pages 115-153
  7. Grigori Olshanski, Amitai Regev, Anatoly Vershik, Vladimir Ivanov
    Pages 251-299
  8. M. Varagnolo, E. Vasserot
    Pages 345-365
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 367-369

About this book


This volume Studies in Memory of Issai Schur was conceived as a tribute to Schur's of his tragic end. His impact on great contributions to mathematics and in remembrance of mathematicians Representation Theory alone was so great that a significant number of Researchers (TMR) Network, in the European Community Training and Mobility Orbits, Crystals and Representation Theory, in operation during the period (1997-2002) have been occupied with what has been called Schur theory. Consequently, this volume has the additional purpose of recording some of the significant results of the network. It was furthermore appropriate that invited contributors should be amongst the speakers at the Paris Midterm Workshop of the network held at Chevaleret during 21-25 May, 2000 as well as those of the Schur Memoriam Workshop held at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, during 27-31 December 2000. The latter marked the sixtieth anniversary of Schur's passing and took place in the 125th year of his birth.


Cohomology Dirac Representation theory algebra homology math physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony Joseph
    • 1
  • Anna Melnikov
    • 2
  • Rudolf Rentschler
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  3. 3.Institut de MathématiquesUnivesité Pierre et Marie CurieParis CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Studies in Memory of Issai Schur
  • Editors Anthony Joseph
    Anna Melnikov
    Rudolf Rentschler
  • Series Title Progress in Mathematics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Progress in Mathematics(Birkhäuser)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 2003
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8176-4208-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6587-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0045-1
  • Series ISSN 0743-1643
  • Series E-ISSN 2296-505X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages CLXXXVIII, 369
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Topological Groups, Lie Groups
    Group Theory and Generalizations
    Applications of Mathematics
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"This book is dedicated to the memory of Issai Schur, one of the brilliant stars in mathematical heaven and an unsurpassed teacher.  It is divided into two parts.  In the first one among others reminiscences from students and members of Schurs family are presented, followed by a biographical sketch through letters and other documents and an extensive review of his lesser known contributions to analysis. The second part contains 13 contributions to representation theory. Schur proper field of research. . . Many of these articles are inspired by Schurs work showing how fertile his ideas are even [for] today."

---Monatshefte für Mathematik