Last update: 23 April 2014
This is an excerpt of the paper Notes on Affine Hecke Algebras I. (Degenerated Hecke Algebras and Yangians in Mathematical Physics) by Ivan Cherednik.
These paper was written during my work at the Max-Planck-Institut fair Mathematik, Bonn, and Physikalisches Institut der Universitat Bonn in May-June 1990. I thank the MPI and the PI for the kind invitations and hospitality. Whilst producing these notes and reading lectures I have received encouragement and valuable advices from many colleagues. In particular, I should like to acknowledge my especial indebtedness to V. Rittenberg (who was the initiator of my lectures) and R. Flume. I would like to thank M. Forger, G. v. Gehlen, J. Nuyts, B. Schroer, F. Woynarovich, D. Zagier for useful discussions. I am also grateful to Ms. D. Faßbender for her assistance in preparing the manuscript for publication.