Written for a broad audience, this accessible and self-contained book can be used for graduate courses (some 30 exercises are supplied). Specialists will appreciate the inclusion of over 30 open problems and the rich bibliography of over 450 references.]]>

This book provides a self-contained introduction to modern mathematical approaches to shape optimization, relying only on undergraduate level prerequisite but allowing to tackle open questions in this vibrant field. The analytical and geometrical tools and methods for the study of shapes are developed. In particular, the text presents a systematic treatment of shape variations and optimization associated with the Laplace operator and the classical capacity. Emphasis is also put on differentiation with respect to domains and a FAQ on the usual topologies of domains is provided. The book ends with geometrical properties of optimal shapes, including the case where they do not exist.]]>

In this research monograph, foundational aspects of rigid geometry are discussed, putting emphasis on birational and topological features of rigid spaces. Besides the rigid geometry itself, topics include the general theory of formal schemes and formal algebraic spaces, based on a theory of complete rings which are not necessarily Noetherian. Also included is a discussion on the relationship with Tate‘s original rigid analytic geometry,
V.G. Berkovich‘s analytic geometry and R. Huber‘s adic spaces. As a model example of applications, a proof of Nagata‘s compactification theorem for schemes is given in the appendix. The book is encyclopedic and almost
self-contained.]]>

This volume is a collection of contributions by the participants of the conference IMPANGA15, organized by participants of the seminar, as well as notes from the major lecture series of the seminar in the period 2010–2015. Both original research papers and self-contained expository surveys can be found here. The articles circulate around a broad range of topics within algebraic geometry such as vector bundles, Schubert varieties, degeneracy loci, homogeneous spaces, equivariant cohomology, Thom polynomials, characteristic classes, symmetric functions and polynomials, and algebraic geometry in positive characteristic.]]>

Since the first occasion in 2003, Martin Raussen and Christian Skau have had the opportunity to conduct extensive interviews with the laureates. The interviews were broadcast by Norwegian television; moreover, they have appeared in the membership journals of several mathematical societies.

The interviews from the period 2003 – 2016 have now been collected in this edition. They highlight the mathematical achievements of the laureates in a historical perspective and they try to unravel the way in which the world’s most famous mathematicians conceive and judge their results, how they collaborate with peers and students, and how they perceive the importance of mathematics for society.]]>

This book is written to provide graduate students with the basic concepts necessary to read texts in higher-dimensional knot theory and its relations with singularities. The first chapters are devoted to a presentation of Pontrjagin’s construction, surgery and the work of Kervaire and Milnor on homotopy spheres. We pursue with Kervaire’s fundamental work on the group of a knot, knot modules and knot cobordism. We add developments due to Levine. Tools (like open books, handlebodies, plumbings, …) often used but hard to find in original articles are presented in appendices. We conclude with a description of the Kervaire invariant and the consequences of the Hill–Hopkins–Ravenel results in knot theory.]]>

The second part is devoted to basic classical and recent results concerning the Hochschild extensions of finite dimensional algebras by duality bimodules and their module categories. Moreover, the shapes of connected components of the stable Auslander-Reiten quivers of Frobenius algebras are described.

The only prerequisite in this volume is a basic knowledge of linear algebra and some results of the first volume. It includes complete proofs of all results presented and provides a rich supply of examples and exercises.

The text is primarily addressed to graduate students starting research in the representation theory of algebras as well mathematicians working in other fields.]]>

Altogether the volume presents a collection of research papers which will be of interest to any active scientist working in one of the above mentioned fields.]]>

These notes are addressed to graduate students and mathematicians having a working knowledge of basic elements of the theory of function spaces, especially of Besov-Sobolev type and interested in mathematical biology and physics.]]>