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On the party of the 60th birthday of Andre Lichnerowicz a couple of his pals, a lot of whom were his scholars or coworkers, made up our minds to have a good time this occasion by way of getting ready a jubilee quantity of contributed articles within the major fields of analysis marked through Lichnerowicz's paintings, particularly differential geometry and mathematical physics. barriers of house and time didn't allow us to incorporate papers from all Lichnerowicz's associates nor from all his former scholars. It was once both most unlikely to mirror in one ebook the nice number of topics tackled through Lichnerowicz. inspite of those boundaries, we are hoping that this booklet displays many of the current developments of fields during which he labored, and a few of the topics to which he contributed in his lengthy - and never but accomplished - occupation. This profession used to be a great deal marked by way of the impact of his masters, Elie Cartan who brought him to analyze in arithmetic, typically in geometry and its kin with mathematical physics, and Georges Darmois who built his curiosity for mechanics and physics, specifically the speculation of relativity and electromagnetism. This par­ ticular blend, and his own expertise, made from him a average clinical inheritor and continuator of the French mathematical physics institution within the culture of Henri Poincare. a few of his works could also be most sensible certified via a brand new box identify, that of actual ma­ thematics: branches of natural arithmetic totally stimulated via physics.

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2) Index (,91... ) • Vol (M') = (_1)m Index (9'~) . Vol (M). 46 ROBERT S. eAHN, PETER B. GILKEY, and JOSEPH A. 3. THEOREM. Index (C€). Vol (M') = (-lr Index (C€'), Vol (M). 3 can also be derived from the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem. 3 is that Index (~') can often be calculated directly. Here are a few examples. de Rham Complex. The index of the de Rham complex is the Euler-Poincare characteristic x. If rank K < rank G then X(M') = O. If rank K = rank G then X(M') = IW(G')I/IW(K)I, quotient of the orders of the Weyl groups.

Denote their respective twisted signature complexes (Gilkey [8]) using forms with values in E ~ and E.... ,p. 2) Index (,91... ) • Vol (M') = (_1)m Index (9'~) . Vol (M). 46 ROBERT S. eAHN, PETER B. GILKEY, and JOSEPH A. 3. THEOREM. Index (C€). Vol (M') = (-lr Index (C€'), Vol (M). 3 can also be derived from the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem. 3 is that Index (~') can often be calculated directly. Here are a few examples. de Rham Complex. The index of the de Rham complex is the Euler-Poincare characteristic x.

H(n» given by «dA(l)~, ... , (dA(r»~). If A is a reflection, then all of (dA(l)~, .. , (dA(r»~ except one are identity transformations. ,H(n». Then A(I) must be the identity transformation of H(n) (since a holomorphic transformation of a bounded domain H(n), being an isometry, is determined by its first jet at a single point). Hence, all its conjugates A(2), ... , A(r) are identity transformations. D. Actually we proved that, for every element A E Sp (n ; 0 ), the fixed point set FA is of codimension at least r.

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