International Conference in Honor of Pierre Lelong
Author: Pierre Dolbeault
This meeting has been motivated by two events: the 85th birthday of Pierre Lelong, and the end of the third year of the European network "Complex analysis and analytic geometry" from the programme Human Capital and Mobility. For the first event, Mathematicians from Poland, Sweden, United States and France, whose work is particularly related to the one ofP. Lelong have accepted to participate; for the second, the different teams of the Network sent lecturers to report on their most recent works. These teams are from Grenoble, Wuppertal, Berlin, Pisa and Paris VI; in fact, most of their results are also related to Lelong's work and, a posteriori, it is difficult to decide whether a talk is motivated by the first or by the second event. We chose only plenary lectures, usually of one hour, except a small number, given by young mathematicians, which have been shorter. A two hours problem session has been organized. The Proceedings gather papers which are exact texts of the talks, or are closely related to them. The members from the Network and five other lecturers sent us papers; the other lecturers published the content of their talks in mathematical Journals. All the presented texts have been submitted to referees independent of the organizing committee; the texts of the problems have been approved by their authors.
Proceedings of the Conference held at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA, December 28, 1982 – January 4, 1983
Author: R. Göbel
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A conference on Abelian Group Theory was held at the Manoa Campus of the University of Hawaii from December 28, 1982 to January 4, 1983. It was probably the best attended conference on Abelian Group Theory to date with 55 participants from allover the world and the busiest one with 49 talks. A special feature were general interest lectures by Hyman Bass, Columbia University, on "Non-linear Algebra", and by Claus Michael Ringel, Uni versiUit Bielefeld, on "Representations of Algebras". The Conference offered surveys by Laszlo Fuchs, Tulane University, on "Torsion Modules over Valuation Rings", Fred Richman, New Mexico State University, on "Mixed Groups", Paul Eklof, University of California at Irvine, on "Set Theory and Structure Theorems", Rudiger Gobel, Un:i:versitat Essen on "Endomorphism Rings", and Lee Lady, University of Hawaii, on "Torsion Free Groups of Finite Rank". The research reports attested to lively activity in the traditional and in new areas of inquiry within and around Abelian Group Theory. The best represented groups were those of finite rank without torsion, a field employing increasingly sophisticated tools from ring theory and algebraic number theory. The use of set theoretic methods continues to flourish after the pioneering work of Saharon Shelah in the 1970s, and is delivering impressive results. This volume contains the papers of the participants df the C- ferencean6 a number of additional articles of others who could not or did not corne.