By Victor Ginzburg

This e-book represents a set of invited papers by way of impressive mathematicians in algebra, algebraic geometry, and quantity conception devoted to Vladimir Drinfeld. unique learn articles replicate the diversity of Drinfeld's paintings, and his profound contributions to the Langlands software, quantum teams, and mathematical physics are paid specific cognizance. those ten unique articles by way of renowned mathematicians, devoted to Drinfeld at the party of his fiftieth birthday, generally mirror the variety of Drinfeld's personal pursuits in algebra, algebraic geometry, and quantity theory.

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