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The Many Facets of Geometry: A Tribute to Nigel Hitchin

Oscar Garcia-Prada, Jean Pierre Bourguignon, and Simon Salamon

Abstract

Few people have proved more influential in the field of differential and algebraic geometry, and in showing how this links with mathematical physics, than Nigel Hitchin. Oxford University's Savilian Professor of Geometry has made fundamental contributions in areas as diverse as: spin geometry, instanton and monopole equations, twistor theory, symplectic geometry of moduli spaces, integrables systems, Higgs bundles, Einstein metrics, hyperkähler geometry, Frobenius manifolds, Painlevé equations, special Lagrangian geometry and mirror symmetry, theory of grebes, and many more. He was previously ... More

Keywords: Nigel Hitchin, spin geometry, istanton equations, monopole equations, twister theory, symplectic geometry, integrables systems, Higgs bundles, Einstein metrics, hyperkähler geometry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199534920
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534920.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oscar Garcia-Prada, editor
Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain

Jean Pierre Bourguignon, editor
Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, France

Simon Salamon, editor
Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico de Torino, Italy

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