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In mathematics, the Berry–Robbins problem asks whether there is a continuous map from configurations of n points in R3 to the flag manifold U(n)/Tn that is compatible with the action of the symmetric group on n points. It was posed by Berry and Robbins (1997) and solved positively by Atiyah (2000).
- Berry, Michael V.; Robbins, J. M. (1997), Indistinguishability for quantum particles: spin, statistics and the geometric phase, Proceedings of the Royal Society. London. Series A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 453 (1963): 1771–1790, doi:10.1098/rspa.1997.0096, ISSN 0962-8444, MR 1469170
- Atiyah, Michael (2000), "The geometry of classical particles", Surveys in differential geometry, Surv. Differ. Geom., VII, Int. Press, Somerville, MA, pp. 1–15, MR 1919420
- Atiyah, Michael (2001), Configurations of points, The Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Series A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 359 (1784): 1375–1387, doi:10.1098/rsta.2001.0840, ISSN 1364-503X, MR 1853626