By Alejandro Adem, Jack Morava, Yongbin Ruan

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ISBN-13: 9780821829905

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ISBN-13: 9781519951892

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This publication publishes papers initially provided at a convention at the Mathematical elements of Orbifold String conception, hosted by way of the collage of Wisconsin-Madison. It encompasses a good deal of knowledge no longer absolutely lined within the released literature and showcases the present cutting-edge in orbital string idea. the topic of orbifolds has a protracted prehistory, going again to the paintings of Thurston and Haefliger, with roots within the idea of manifolds, staff activities, and foliations. the hot explosion of task at the subject has been powered via functions of orbifolds to moduli difficulties and quantum box theory.The current quantity provides an interdisciplinary examine orbifold difficulties. themes reminiscent of stacks, vertex operator algebras, branes, groupoids, K-theory and quantum cohomology are mentioned. The booklet displays the considering unique investigators operating within the components of mathematical physics, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, symplectic geometry and illustration concept. via proposing the paintings of a vast variety of mathematicians and physicists who use and research orbifolds, it familiarizes readers with many of the issues of view and kinds of effects the researchers deliver to the topic