Last update: 30 April 2014
This is an excerpt of the paper Lectures on affine Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations, quantum many body problems, Hecke algebras, and Macdonald theory by Ivan Cherednik, in collaboration with Etsuro Date, Kenji Iohara, Michio Jimbo, Masaki Kashiwara, Tetsuji Miwa, Masatoshi Noumi, and Yoshihisa Saito.
I thank the participants of my lectures at IIAS for useful questions, comments, and discussion. A highly stimulating atmosphere of the meeting helped me a lot. I am very grateful to those who took notes and wrote this text (a lot of work!). This mini-course it is a truly joint venture. I acknowledge my special indebtedness to M. Kashiwara and T. Miwa. I.Ch.