By Helmut Hofer, Clifford H. Taubes, Alan Weinstein, Eduard Zehnder

ISBN-10: 376435044X

ISBN-13: 9783764350444

Andreas Floer died on could 15, 1991 an premature and tragic loss of life. His visions and far-reaching contributions have considerably inspired the advancements of arithmetic. His major pursuits established at the fields of dynamical platforms, symplectic geometry, Yang-Mills thought and coffee dimensional topology. encouraged via the worldwide life challenge of periodic options for Hamiltonian platforms and ranging from rules of Conley, Gromov and Witten, he constructed his Floer homology, delivering new, robust equipment which might be utilized to difficulties inaccessible just a couple of years in the past. This quantity opens with a brief biography and 3 hitherto unpublished papers of Andreas Floer. It then offers a set of invited contributions, and survey articles in addition to study papers on his fields of curiosity, bearing testimony of the excessive esteem and appreciation this marvelous mathematician loved between his colleagues. Authors contain: A. Floer, V.I. Arnold, M. Atiyah, M. Audin, D.M. Austin, S.M. Bates, P.J. Braam, M. Chaperon, R.L. Cohen, G. Dell' Antonio, S.K. Donaldson, B. D'Onofrio, I. Ekeland, Y. Eliashberg, K.D. Ernst, R. Finthushel, A.B. Givental, H. Hofer, J.D.S. Jones, I. McAllister, D. McDuff, Y.-G. Oh, L. Polterovich, D.A. Salamon, G.B. Segal, R. Stern, C.H. Taubes, C. Viterbo, A. Weinstein, E. Witten, E. Zehnder