Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics 2009; 408 pp; hardcover Volume: 56 ISBN10: 4931469558 ISBN13: 9784931469556 List Price: US$72 Member Price: US$57.60 Order Code: ASPM/56
 This volume constitutes the proceedings of the Fourth FrancoJapanese Symposium on Singularities held at Toyama in August 2007 and also the Workshop on Singularities held at Niigata prior to this symposium. Research on singularities is widely expanding and is now applied in various areas in mathematics and other sciences. Experts in singularities from many different fields have contributed their articles, mostly on original results and some surveys. The reader will learn about the vividly developing domains and will be inspired by many different approaches to singularities. Volumes in this series are freely available electronically 5 years postpublication. Published for the Mathematical Society of Japan by Kinokuniya, Tokyo, and distributed worldwide, except in Japan, by the AMS. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in analysis. Table of Contents  T. Ashikaga and K.I. Yoshikawa  A divisor on the moduli space of curves associated to the signature of fibered surfaces (with an appendix by Kazuhiro Konno)
 K. Konno  Appendix to "A divisor on the moduli space of curves associated to the signature of fibered surfaces" by T. Ashikaga and K.I. Yoshikawa
 T. Asuke  On the FatouJulia decomposition of transversally holomorphic foliations of complex codimension one
 J.P. Brasselet  Characteristic classes along the Japanese singularity road
 A. Degtyarev  On irreducible sextics with nonabelian fundamental group
 A. Degtyarev and M. Oka  A plane sextic with finite fundamental group
 C. Eyral and M. Oka  A proof of a conjecture of Degtyarev on nontorus plane sextics
 G. GonzalezSprinberg  On Nash blowup of orbifolds
 K. Hasegawa  Complex and Kähler structures on compact homogeneous manifoldstheir existence, classification and moduli problem
 H. Ishida and H. Tokunaga  Triple covers of algebraic surfaces and a generalization of Zariski's example
 S. Ishii  Smoothness and jet schemes
 M. Ishikawa  On the contact structure of a class of real analytic germs of the form \(f\bar{g}\)
 M. Oka  Topology of abelian pencils of curves
 O. Riemenschneider  Simple analytic proofs of some versions of the abstract Prime Number Theorem
 I. Shimada  Nonhomeomorphic conjugate complex varieties
 M. Shubladze  On the middle Betti number of certain singularities with critical locus a hyperplane
 T. Suwa  ČechDolbeault cohomology and the \(\bar\partial\)Thom class
 S. Tajima, Y. Nakamura, and K. Nabeshima  Standard bases and algebraic local cohomology for zero dimensional ideals
 S. Yokura  A universal bivariant theory and cobordism groups
