**Contemporary Mathematics** 2012; 254 pp; softcover Volume: 578 ISBN-10: 0-8218-6896-9 ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-6896-6 List Price: US$86 Member Price: US$68.80 Order Code: CONM/578
| This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions, and their Applications, held August 29-September 2, 2011, at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Leganés, Spain. The papers cover asymptotic properties of polynomials on curves of the complex plane, universality behavior of sequences of orthogonal polynomials for large classes of measures and its application in random matrix theory, the Riemann-Hilbert approach in the study of Padé approximation and asymptotics of orthogonal polynomials, quantum walks and CMV matrices, spectral modifications of linear functionals and their effect on the associated orthogonal polynomials, bivariate orthogonal polynomials, and optimal Riesz and logarithmic energy distribution of points. The methods used include potential theory, boundary values of analytic functions, Riemann-Hilbert analysis, and the steepest descent method. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in special functions and orthogonal polynomials. |