Integrable Systems, Quantum Groups, and Quantum Field Theories

In many ways the last decade has witnessed a surge of interest in the interplay between theoretical physics and some traditional areas of pure mathematics. This book contains the lectures delivered at the NATO-ASI Summer School on `Recent Problems in Mathematical Physics' held at Salamanca, Spa...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Ibort, Alberto (Editor), Rodríguez, M.A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1993, 1993
Edition:1st ed. 1993
Series:Nato Science Series C:, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Summary:In many ways the last decade has witnessed a surge of interest in the interplay between theoretical physics and some traditional areas of pure mathematics. This book contains the lectures delivered at the NATO-ASI Summer School on `Recent Problems in Mathematical Physics' held at Salamanca, Spain (1992), offering a pedagogical and updated approach to some of the problems that have been at the heart of these events. Among them, we should mention the new mathematical structures related to integrability and quantum field theories, such as quantum groups, conformal field theories, integrable statistical models, and topological quantum field theories, that are discussed at length by some of the leading experts on the areas in several of the lectures contained in the book. Apart from these, traditional and new problems in quantum gravity are reviewed. Other contributions to the School included in the book range from symmetries in partial differential equations to geometrical phases in quantum physics. The book is addressed to researchers in the fields covered, PhD students and any scientist interested in obtaining an updated view of the subjects
Physical Description:XI, 502 p online resource
ISBN:9789401119801