Topological Methods in Algebraic Transformation Groups

Proceedings of a Conference at Rutgers University

  • Hanspeter Kraft
  • Ted Petrie
  • Gerald W. Schwarz

Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Hanspeter Kraft, Ted Petrie, Gerald W. Schwarz
    Pages 1-4
  3. Michel Brion
    Pages 11-26
  4. Tammo Tom Dieck, Ted Petrie
    Pages 27-48
  5. Karl Heinz Dovermann, Mikiya Masuda, Ted Petrie
    Pages 49-80
  6. Hanspeter Kraft
    Pages 81-105
  7. Domingo Luna, Lucy Moser-Jauslin, Thierry Vust
    Pages 107-115
  8. Walter D. Neumann
    Pages 117-133
  9. Gerald W. Schwarz
    Pages 135-151
  10. Nicholas I. Shepherd-Barron
    Pages 153-164
  11. Dennis M. Snow
    Pages 165-176

About this book


In recent years, there has been increasing interest and activity in the area of group actions on affine and projective algebraic varieties. Tech­ niques from various branches of mathematics have been important for this study, especially those coming from the well-developed theory of smooth compact transformation groups. It was timely to have an interdisciplinary meeting on these topics. We organized the conference "Topological Methods in Alg~braic Transformation Groups," which was held at Rutgers University, 4-8 April, 1988. Our aim was to facilitate an exchange of ideas and techniques among mathematicians studying compact smooth transformation groups, alge­ braic transformation groups and related issues in algebraic and analytic geometry. The meeting was well attended, and these Proceedings offer a larger audience the opportunity to benefit from the excellent survey and specialized talks presented. The main topics concerned various as­ pects of group actions, algebraic quotients, homogeneous spaces and their compactifications. The meeting was made possible by support from Rutgers University and the National Science Foundation. We express our deep appreciation for this support. We also thank Annette Neuen for her assistance with the technical preparation of these Proceedings.


Compactification homology topology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hanspeter Kraft
    • 1
  • Ted Petrie
    • 2
  • Gerald W. Schwarz
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsBrandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 1989
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8219-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3702-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0743-1643
  • Series Online ISSN 2296-505X
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