By Michael James Duff, James T Liu, Kellogg S Stelle

This quantity contains the contributions to the complaints of Deserfest -- a festschrift in honor of Stanley Deser. a lot of Stanley Deser's colleagues and longtime collaborators, together with Richard Arnowitt and Charles Misner of "ADM" popularity, give a contribution insighted article. starting from reduce dimensional gravity theories all of the approach to supergravity in 11 dimensions and M-theory, the papers spotlight the vast influence that Deser has had within the box.

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One starts with the construction of the 50(8) little group using the decomposition 50(8) D 50(2) x 50(6). The 50(2) generator is the same; the 50(6) ~ 5f7(4) generators are given by r ( CE 0pn Xpn emBn + endm + 0 m v + 2^2 - d+-{d dn-dndm) " " ; 8V2 9+ -(epBp-epdp)5mn [dpdp~dpdp)5m n . (47) The extra terms with the d and d operators are not necessary for closure of the algebra. However they insure that the generators commute with the chiral derivatives. They satisfy the commutation relations J Jm = 0 jm j P smq q j° p nn - 6

Nat. Acad. Sci. 95, 8441 (1998). 16. B. Kostant, Duke Math. J. 100, 447 (1999). COSMOLOGICAL SINGULARITIES, BILLIARDS AND LORENTZIAN KAC-MOODY ALGEBRAS THIBAULT DAMOUR Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, 35 route de Chartres, 91440 Bures-sur- Yvette, France The structure of the general, inhomogeneous solution of (bosonic) Einstein-matter systems in the vicinity of a cosmological singularity is considered. We review the proof (based on ideas of Belinskii-Khalatnikov-Lifshitz and technically simplified by the use of the Arnowitt-Deser-Misner Hamiltonian formalism) that the asymptotic behaviour, as one approaches the singularity, of the general solution is describable, at each (generic) spatial point, as a billiard motion in an auxiliary Lorentzian space.

One can choose any surface (for simplicity assume that it contains the axis of the isometry) and its image under the isometry as the identification surface. This will lead to the same, smooth spacetime, this time because the (possibly non-vanishing) extrinsic curvatures of the surfaces will be equal. To eliminate this arbitrary choice one is led to try suitably to identify not only points on some identification surface, but in all of Minkowski space. That is, one would like to regard the one-particle spacetime as a quotient of Minkowski space by the isometry.