Contemporary Mathematics 2014; 370 pp; softcover Volume: 610 ISBN10: 0821891707 ISBN13: 9780821891704 List Price: US$126 Member Price: US$100.80 Order Code: CONM/610
 This volume contains the proceedings of the conference Perspectives in Representation Theory, held from May 1217, 2012, at Yale University, in honor of Igor Frenkel's 60th birthday. The aim of the conference was to present current progress on the following (interrelated) topics: vertex operator algebras and chiral algebras, conformal field theory, the (geometric) Langlands program, affine Lie algebras, KacMoody algebras, quantum groups, crystal bases and canonical bases, quantum cohomology and Ktheory, geometric representation theory, categorification, higherdimensional KacMoody theory, integrable systems, quiver varieties, representations of real and \(p\)adic groups, and quantum gauge theories. The papers in this volume present representation theory connections to numerous other subjects, as well as some of the most recent advances in representation theory, including those which occurred thanks to the application of techniques in other areas of mathematics, and of ideas of quantum field theory and string theory. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in representation theory. Table of Contents  J. Duncan, P. Etingof, I. Ip, M. Khovanov, M. Libine, A. Licata, A. Savage, and M. Schlosser  On the work of Igor Frenkel
 A. Braverman, M. Finkelberg, and J. Shiraishi  MacDonald polynomials, Laumon spaces and perverse coherent sheaves
 A. Braverman, H. Garland, D. Kazhdan, and M. Patnaik  An affine GindikinKarpelevich formula
 M. C. N. Cheng and J. F. R. Duncan  On the discrete groups of Mathieu moonshine
 G. Felder, D. Kazhdan, and T. M. Schlank  The classical master equation with an appendix by Tomer M. Schlank
 D. Gaitsgory and N. Rozenblyum  DG indschemes
 T. Kobayashi  Special functions in minimal representations
 G. Lusztig  Asymptotic Hecke algebras and involutions
 F. Malikov and V. Schechtman  Chiral differential operators on abelian varieties
 H. Nakajima  Refined ChernSimons theory and Hilbert schemes of points on the plane
 C. Stroppel and J. Sussan  Categorified JonesWenzl projectors: A comparison
 Y. Zhu  Weil representations and theta functionals on surfaces
