02850nam a22003495a 4500001001100000003001200011005001700023006001900040007001500059008004100074020001800115024002100133040001400154072001600168084002200184100004300206245017900249260008200428300003400510336002600544337002600570338003600596347002400632490005600656506006500712520154200777650003502319650003102354650001702385856003202402856006602434198-151214CH-001817-320151214234500.0a fot ||| 0|cr nn mmmmamaa151214e20160131sz fot ||| 0|eng d a978303719645870a10.4171/1452doi ach0018173 7aPBX2bicssc a01-xxa00-xx2msc1 ade Saint-Gervais, Henri Paul,eauthor.10aUniformization of Riemann Surfacesh[electronic resource] :bRevisiting a hundred-year-old theoremTranslated from the French by Robert G. Burns /cHenri Paul de Saint-Gervais3 aZuerich, Switzerland :bEuropean Mathematical Society Publishing House,c2016 a1 online resource (512 pages) atextbtxt2rdacontent acomputerbc2rdamedia aonline resourcebcr2rdacarrier atext filebPDF2rda0 aHeritage of European Mathematics (HEM) ;x2523-52141 aRestricted to subscribers:uhttp://www.ems-ph.org/ebooks.php aIn 1907 Paul Koebe and Henri Poincaré almost simultaneously proved the uniformization theorem: Every simply connected Riemann surface is isomorphic to the plane, the open unit disc, or the sphere.
It took a whole century to get to the point of stating this theorem and providing a convincing proof of it, relying as it did on prior work of Gauss, Riemann, Schwarz, Klein, Poincaré, and Koebe, among others. The present
book offers an overview of the maturation process of this theorem.
The evolution of the uniformization theorem took place in parallel with the emergence of modern algebraic geometry, the creation of complex analysis, the first stirrings of functional analysis, and with the flowering of the theory of differential equations and the birth of topology. The uniformization theorem was thus one of the lightning rods of 19th century mathematics. Rather than describe the history of a single theorem, our aim is to return to the original proofs, to look at these through the eyes of modern mathematicians, to enquire as to their correctness, and to attempt to make them rigorous while respecting insofar as possible the state of mathematical knowledge at the time, or, if this should prove impossible, then using modern mathematical tools not available to their authors.
This book will be useful to today's mathematicians wishing to cast a glance back at the history of their discipline. It should also provide graduate students with a non-standard approach to concepts of great importance for modern research.07aHistory of mathematics2bicssc07aHistory and biography2msc07aGeneral2msc40uhttps://doi.org/10.4171/145423cover imageuhttp://www.ems-ph.org/img/books/gervais_mini.jpg