Equivariant Morse Theory and the Yang-Mills Equation on Riemann Surfaces

  • Raoul Bott
Conference paper

Abstract

It is a great pleasure to address this symposium in honor of my dear friend, teacher, and collaborator. I first met Chern in 1950, when he dropped in to visit Princeton for just one day and I sat near him at lunch. I don’t suppose that you remember this occasion, my dear friend, though I am sure I contrived to attract your attention by some impertinence or other. For I was immediately captivated by what you said and how you said it.

Keywords

Vector Bundle Riemann Surface Line Bundle Chern Class Morse Theory 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raoul Bott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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