CRM Proceedings & Lecture Notes 2004; 227 pp; softcover Volume: 34 ISBN10: 0821834096 ISBN13: 9780821834091 List Price: US$87 Member Price: US$69.60 Order Code: CRMP/34
 Papers in this volume are based on the Workshop on Symmetries in Physics held at the Centre de recherches mathématiques (University of Montreal) in memory of Robert T. Sharp. Contributed articles are on a variety of topics revolving around the theme of symmetry in physics. The preface presents a biographical and scientific retrospect of the life and work of Robert Sharp. Other articles in the volume represent his diverse range of interests, including representation theoretic methods for Lie algebras, quantization techniques and foundational considerations, modular group invariants and applications to conformal models, various physical models and equations, geometric calculations with symmetries, and pedagogical methods for developing spatiotemporal intuition. The book is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in group theoretic methods, symmetries, and mathematical physics. Titles in this series are copublished with the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in applications of group theory in physics. Table of Contents  S. C. Anco and J. Pohjanpelto  Symmetries and currents of massless neutrino fields, electromagnetic and graviton fields
 C. P. Burgess  Naturalness and quintessence
 C. J. Cummins and S. Pauli  Congruence subgroups of PSL(2,\(\mathbb{Z}\))
 H. de Guise, D. J. Rowe, and B. C. Sanders  Asymptotic SU(2) and SU(3) Wigner functions from the weight diagram
 M. de Montigny, F. C. Khanna, and A. E. Santana  Physical applications of a fivedimensional metric formulation of Galilean invariance
 T. Gannon  Variations on Dedekind's eta
 J.P. Gazeau, T. Garidi, E. Huguet, M. LachièzeRey, and J. Renaud  Examples of BerezinToeplitz quantization: Finite sets and unit interval
 A. M. Grundland and W. J. Zakrzewski  A modified Weierstrass representation for CMCsurfaces in multidimensional Euclidean spaces
 Č. Burdík and M. Havlíček  Boson realizations of semisimple Lie algebras
 R. C. King, C. Tollu, and F. Toumazet  Stretched LittlewoodRichardson and Kostka coefficients
 P. Kramer  Group actions on compact hyperbolic manifolds and closed geodesics
 C. S. Lam  Is there an ultimate symmetry in physics?
 D. Britten and F. Lemire  Formal characters and resolution of infinitedimensional simple \(A_r\)modules of finite degree
 L. Bégin, C. Cummins, P. Mathieu, and M. A. Walton  Fusion rules and the PateraSharp generatingfunction method
 M. Moshinsky  Transient effects in Wigner distribution phase space of a scattering problem
 J. Patera  R. T. Sharp and generating functions in group theory
 G. Álvarez, F. Finkel, A. GonzálezLópez, and M. A. Rodríguez  Quasiexact solvability in nonlinear optics
 D. J. Rowe  Coherent states, induced representations, geometric quantization, and their vector coherent state extensions
 M. Bodner and G. L. Shaw  Symmetry math video game used to train profound spatialtemporal reasoning abilities equivalent to dynamical knot theory
 M. A. Walton  Polytope sums and Lie characters
 P. Winternitz  Subalgebras of Lie algebras. Example of sl(3,\(\mathbb{R}\))
