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Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, Calif.)

Works: 700 works in 836 publications in 1 language and 5,535 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Handbooks and manuals  Textbooks  Nonfiction films  Lectures  Periodicals  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
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Classifications: QA387, 512.55
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Most widely held works by Calif.) Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley
Games of no chance : combinatorial games at MSRI, 1994( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinatorial games are finite, two-person, full-information games such as chess, checkers, go, domineering, dots-and-boxes, nim, and many others. This volume, arising from a workshop held at MSRI in July 1994, represents a significant addition to the literature of combinatorial games
Infinite dimensional groups with applications by Victor G Kac( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertex operators in mathematics and physics : proceedings of a conference, November 10-17, 1983 by J Lepowsky( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Lepowsky t The search for symmetry in nature has for a long time provided representation theory with perhaps its chief motivation. According to the standard approach of Lie theory, one looks for infinitesimal symmetry -- Lie algebras of operators or concrete realizations of abstract Lie algebras. A central theme in this volume is the construction of affine Lie algebras using formal differential operators called vertex operators, which originally appeared in the dual-string theory. Since the precise description of vertex operators, in both mathematical and physical settings, requires a fair amount of notation, we do not attempt it in this introduction. Instead we refer the reader to the papers of Mandelstam, Goddard-Olive, Lepowsky-Wilson and Frenkel-Lepowsky-Meurman. We have tried to maintain consistency of terminology and to some extent notation in the articles herein. To help the reader we shall review some of the terminology. We also thought it might be useful to supplement an earlier fairly detailed exposition of ours [37] with a brief historical account of vertex operators in mathematics and their connection with affine algebras. Since we were involved in the development of the subject, the reader should be advised that what follows reflects our own understanding. For another view, see [29].1 t Partially supported by the National Science Foundation through the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and NSF Grant MCS 83-01664. 1 We would like to thank Igor Frenkel for his valuable comments on the first draft of this introduction
Group representations, ergodic theory, operator algebras, and mathematical physics : proceedings of a conference in honor of George W. Mackey by Shiing-Shen Chern( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galois groups over Q : proceedings of a workshop held March 23-27, 1987 by Y Ihara( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the offspring of a week-long workshop on "Galois groups over Q and related topics," which was held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute during the week March 23-27, 1987. The organizing committee consisted of Kenneth Ribet (chairman), Yasutaka Ihara, and Jean-Pierre Serre. The conference focused on three principal themes: 1. Extensions of Q with finite simple Galois groups. 2. Galois actions on fundamental groups, nilpotent extensions of Q arising from Fermat curves, and the interplay between Gauss sums and cyclotomic units. 3. Representations of Gal(Q/Q) with values in GL(2)j deformations and connections with modular forms. Here is a summary of the conference program: " G. Anderson: "Gauss sums, circular units and the simplex" " G. Anderson and Y. Ihara: "Galois actions on 11"1 (" ") and higher circular units" " D. Blasius: "Maass forms and Galois representations" " P. Deligne: "Galois action on 1I"1(P-{0, 1, oo}) and Hodge analogue" " W. Feit: "Some Galois groups over number fields" " Y. Ihara: "Arithmetic aspect of Galois actions on 1I"1(P - {O, 1, oo})"--Survey talk " U. Jannsen: "Galois cohomology of i-adic representations" " B. Matzat: - "Rationality criteria for Galois extensions" - "How to construct polynomials with Galois group Mll over Q" " B. Mazur: "Deforming GL(2) Galois representations" " K. Ribet: "Lowering the level of modular representations of Gal(Q/ Q)" " J-P. Serre: - Introductory Lecture - "Degree 2 modular representations of Gal(Q/Q)" " J
Several complex variables : proceedings of the 1981 Hangzhou conference by Joseph John Kohn( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Several Complex Variables is a central area of mathematics with strong interactions with partial differential equations, algebraic geometry, number theory, and differential geometry. The 1995-96 MSRI program on several complex variables emphasized these interactions and concentrated on developments and problems of current interest that capitalize on this interplay of ideas and techniques." "Thanks to its distinguished list of contributors, this volume provides a representative sample of the best work done this decade in several complex variables."--Jacket
Wave motion : theory, modelling, and computation : proceedings of a conference in honor of the 60th birthday of Peter D. Lax by Alexandre Joel Chorin( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 60th birthday of Peter Lax was celebrated at Berkeley by a conference entitled Wave Motion: theory, application and computation held at the mathematical Sciences Research Institute, June 9-12, 1986. Peter Lax has made profound and essential contributions to the topics described by the title of the conference, and has also contributed in important ways to many other mathematical subjects, and as a result this conference volume dedicated to him includes research work on a variety of topics, not all clearly related to its title
Noncommutative rings by Susan Montgomery( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects some of the survey lectures delivered at the Microprogram on Noncommutative Rings held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, July 10-12, 1989. While the program was concerned with recent advances in ring theory, it also focussed on related areas of mathematics where ring theory might be expected to have an impact. Topics covered included quantum groups, the algebraic aspects of quantum field theory, finite dimensional Lie algebras, and the modern theory of Noetherian rings and localization. The text will be a valuable tool for both advanced graduate students and research mathematicians
Geometric analysis and computer graphics : proceedings of a workshop held May 23-25, 1988 by Paul Concus( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume derives from a workshop on differential geometry, calculus of variƯ ations, and computer graphics at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, May 23-25, 1988. The meeting was structured around principal lectures given by F. Almgren, M. Callahan, J. Ericksen, G. Francis, R. Gulliver, P. HanraƯ han, J. Kajiya, K. Polthier, J. Sethian, I. Sterling, E.L. Thomas, and T. Vogel. The divergent backgrounds of these and the many other participants, as reflected in their lectures at the meeting and in their papers presented here, testify to the unifying element of the workshop's central theme. Any such meeting is ultimately dependent for its success on the interest and motivation of its participants. In this respect the present gathering was especially fortunate. The depth and range of the new developments presented in the lectures and also in informal discussion point to scientific and technological frontiers beƯ ing crossed with impressive speed. The present volume is offered as a permanent record for those who were present, and also with a view toward making the material available to a wider audience than were able to attend
Algorithms and classification in combinatorial group theory by Gilbert Baumslag( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume are the result of a workshop held in January 1989 at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Topics covered include decision problems, finitely presented simple groups, combinatorial geometry and homology, and automatic groups and related topics
A decade of the Berkeley Math Circle : the American experience by Calif.) Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set theory of the continuum( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fermat's last theorem : the theorem and its proof, an exploration of issues and ideas by Kenneth Ribet( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The videotape is based on a presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco that took place on July 28, 1993, exactly five weeks after Andrew Wiles announced that he had a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. The videotape also includes excerpts from an interview with Andrew Wiles made in Oxford, England, the day after he announced his proof in Cambridge. Both the booklet and the videotape are designed for a general audience. They deal not only with Fermat's Last Theorem itself, but with the excitement of mathematical discovery in general and the way mathematical ideas can illuminate other subjects
Circle in a box by Sam Vandervelde( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Math circles provide a selling in which mathematicians work with secondary school students who are interested in mathematics. This form of outreach, which has existed for decades in Russia, Bulgaria, and other countries, is now rapidly spreading across the United Stales as well. The first part of this book offers helpful advice on all aspects of math circle operations, culled from conversations with over a dozen directors of successful math circles. Topics include creative means for getting the word out to students, sound principles for selecting effective speakers, guidelines for securing financial support, and tips for designing an exciting math circle session. The purpose of this discussion is to enable math circle coordinators to establish a thriving group in which students can experience the delight of mathematical investigation. The second part of the book outlines ten independent math circle sessions, covering a variety of topics and difficulty levels. Each chapter contains detailed presentation notes along with a useful collection of problems and solutions."--Jacket
Symplectic, Poisson, and noncommutative geometry by Algebra and Topology Symplectic and Poisson Geometry in Interaction with Analysis( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thin groups and superstrong approximation by Thin Groups and Super-strong Approximation( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of surveys and primarily expository articles focusing on recent developments concerning various quantitative aspects of 'thin groups.' There are discrete subgroups of semisimple Lie groups that are both big (Zariski dense) and small (of infinite covolume). This dual nature leads to many intricate questions. Over the past few years, many new ideas and techniques, arising in particular from arithmetic combinatorics, have been involved in the study of such groups, leading, for instance, to far-reaching generalizations of the strong approximation theorem in which congruence quotients are shown to exhibit a spectral gap, referred to a superstrong aproximation. This book provides a broad panorama of a very active field of mathematics at the boundary between geometry, dynamical systems, number theory, and combinatorics. It arose from the MSRI hot topics workshop of the same name in February 2012."
Random matrix theory, interacting particle systems, and integrable systems by Percy Deift( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Random matrix theory is at the intersection of linear algebra, probability theory and integrable systems, and as a wide range of applications in physics, engineering, multivariate statistics and beyond. This volume is based on a Fall 2010 MSRI program which generated the solution of long-standing questions on universalities of Wigner matrices and beta-ensembles, and opened new research directions especially in relation to the KPZ universality class of interacting particle systems and low-rank perturbations. The book contains review articles and research contributions on all these topics, in addition to other core aspects of random matrix theory such as integrability and free probability theory. It will give both established and new researchers insights into the most recent advances in field and the connections among many subfields."
Commutative algebra and noncommutative algebraic geometry( Book )

in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute publications by Calif.) Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley( )

in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures and problems : a gift to young mathematicians by V. I Arnolʹd( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir Arnold (1937-2010) was one of the great mathematical minds of the late 20th century. He did significant work in many areas of the field. On another level, he was keeping with a strong tradition in Russian mathematics to write for and to directly teach younger students interested in mathematics. This book contains some examples of Arnold's contributions to the genre. g2sContinued Fractionsg3s takes a common enrichment topic in high school math and pulls it in directions that only a master of mathematics could envision. g2sEuler Groupsg3s treats a similar enrichment topic, but it is rarely treated with the depth and imagination lavished on it in Arnold's text. He sets it in a mathematical context, bringing to bear numerous tools of the trade and expanding the topic way beyond its usual treatment. In g2sComplex Numbersg3s the context is physics, yet Arnold artfully extracts the mathematical aspects of the discussion in a way that students can understand long before they master the field of quantum mechanics. g2sProblems for Children 5 to 15 Years Oldg3s must be read as a collection of the author's favorite intellectual morsels. Many are not original, but all are worth thinking about, and each requires the solver to think out of his or her box. Dmitry Fuchs, a long-term friend and collaborator of Arnold, provided solutions to some of the problems. Readers are of course invited to select their own favorites and construct their own favorite solutions. In reading these essays, one has the sensation of walking along a path that is found to ascend a mountain peak and then being shown a vista whose existence one could never suspect from the ground. Arnold's style of exposition is unforgiving. The reader--even a professional mathematician--will find paragraphs that require hours of thought to unscramble, and he or she must have patience with the ellipses of thought and the leaps of reason. These are all part of Arnold's intent. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession
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Games of no chance : combinatorial games at MSRI, 1994
Infinite dimensional groups with applicationsSeveral complex variables : proceedings of the 1981 Hangzhou conferenceA decade of the Berkeley Math Circle : the American experienceCircle in a box
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