Title | The Chern Symposium 1979 [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the International Symposium on Differential Geometry in honor of S.-S. Chern, held in Berkeley, California, June 1979 / edited by W.-Y. Hsiang, S. Kobayashi, I. M. Singer, J. Wolf, H.-H. Wu, A. Weinstein |
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Imprint | New York, NY : Springer New York, 1980 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-8109-9 |

Descript | VII, 259 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

This volume attests to the vitality of differential geometry as it probes deeper into its internal structure and explores ever widening connections with other subjects in mathematics and physics. To most of us Professor S. S. Chern is modern differential geometry, and we, his students, are grateful to him for leading us to this fertile landscape. The aims of the symposium were to review recent developments in geometry and to expose and explore new areas of research. It was our way of honoring Professor Chern upon the occasion of his official retirement as Professor of Mathematics at the University of California. This book is a record of the scientific events of the symposium and reflects Professor Chern's wide interest and influence. The conference also reflected Professor Chern's personality. It was a serious occasion, active yet relaxed, mixed with gentleness and good humor. We wish him good health, a long life, happiness, and a continuation of his extraordinarily deep and original contributions to mathematics. I. M. Singer Contents Real and Complex Geometry in Four Dimensions M. F. ATIYAH. . . . . . . . . . . . . Equivariant Morse Theory and the Yang-Mills Equation on Riemann Surfaces RAOUL BaTT .. 11 Isometric Families of Kahler Structures EUGENIO CALABI. . 23 Two Applications of Algebraic Geometry to Entire Holomorphic Mappings MARK GREEN AND PHILLIP GRIFFITHS. โ{128}ข . . . โ{128}ข . . 41 The Canonical Map for Certain Hilbert Modular Surfaces F. HIRZEBRUCH . . . . . โ{128}ข . . . . . . . . . 75 Tight Embeddings and Maps. Submanifolds of Geometrical Class Three in EN NICOLAAS H. KUIPER

CONTENT

Real and Complex Geometry in Four Dimensions -- Equivariant Morse Theory and the Yang-Mills Equation on Riemann Surfaces -- Isometric Families of Kรคhler Structures -- Two Applications of Algebraic Geometry to Entire Holomorphic Mappings -- The Canonical Map for Certain Hilbert Modular Surfaces -- Tight Embeddings and Maps. Submanifolds of Geometrical Class Three in EN -- Geometry of Quadrics and Spectral Theory -- Remarks on Nonlinear Problems -- Minimal Surfaces, Gauss Maps, Total Curvature, Eigenvalue Estimates, and Stability -- de Rham-Sullivan Measure of Spaces and Its Calculability -- Fibre Bundles and the Physics of the Magnetic Monopole -- The Total Mass and the Topology of an Asymptotically Flat Space-Time

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