This text is an introduction to spectral graph theory, but it could also be seen as an invitation to algebraic graph theory. The first half is devoted to graphs, finite fields, and how they come together. This part provides an appealing motivation and context of the second, spectral, half. The text is enriched by many exercises and their solutions.

The target audience are students from the upper undergraduate level onwards. We assume only a familiarity with linear algebra and basic group theory. Graph theory, finite fields, and character theory for abelian groups receive a concise overview and render the text essentially self-contained.]]>

These notes focus on the geometry and topology of Coxeter groups and buildings, especially nonspherical cases. The emphasis is on geometric intuition, and there are many examples and illustrations. Part I describes Coxeter groups and their geometric realisations, particularly the Davis complex, and Part II gives a concise introduction to buildings.

This book will be suitable for mathematics graduate students and researchers in geometric group theory, as well as algebra and combinatorics. The assumed background is basic group theory, including group actions, and basic algebraic topology, together with some knowledge of Riemannian geometry.]]>
*Non-linear PDEs, Mathematical Physics and Stochastic Analysis*, held at NTNU, Trondheim, July 4–7, 2016 (https://wiki.math.ntnu.no/holden60).

The mathematical tools involved draw from a wide variety of techniques in functional analysis, operator theory, and probability theory.

This collection of research papers will be of interest to any active scientist working in one of the above mentioned areas.]]>

The aim of the book is a systematic development, by example, of noncommutative harmonic analysis on infinite-dimensional (non-locally compact) matrix groups. We generalize the notion of regular, quasi-regular and induced representations for arbitrary infinite-dimensional groups. The central idea to verify the irreducibility is the Ismagilov conjecture. We also extend the Kirillov orbit method for the group of upper triangular matrices of infinite order.

In order to make the content accessible to a wide audience of nonspecialists, the exposition is essentially self-contained and very few prerequisites are needed. The book is aimed at graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as mathematicians who wish an introduction to representations of infinite-dimensional groups.]]>

These lectures are intended to form a good starting point for graduate students and researchers who wish to familiarize themselves with the foundations of the topics covered here. Furthermore they give an introduction to current research directions, including the state of some open problems in the field.]]>

This volume presents lecture notes from a spring school in model theory which took place in Münster, Germany. The notes are aimed at PhD students but should also be accessible to undergraduates with some basic knowledge in model theory. They contain the core of stability theory (Bays, Palacín), two chapters connecting generalized stability theory with group theory (Clausen and Tent, Simon), as well as introductions to the model theory of valued fields (Hils, Jahnke) and motivic integration (Halupczok).]]>

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.]]>