Contemporary Mathematics 2001; 233 pp; softcover Volume: 269 ISBN10: 0821819852 ISBN13: 9780821819852 List Price: US$68 Member Price: US$54.40 Order Code: CONM/269
 This volume is based on a conference held at SUNY, Stony Brook (NY). The concepts of laminations and foliations appear in a diverse number of fields, such as topology, geometry, analytic differential equations, holomorphic dynamics, and renormalization theory. Although these areas have developed deep relations, each has developed distinct research fields with little interaction among practitioners. The conference brought together the diverse points of view of researchers from different areas. This book includes surveys and research papers reflecting the broad spectrum of themes presented at the event. Of particular interest are the articles by F. Bonahon, "Geodesic Laminations on Surfaces", and D. Gabai, "Three Lectures on Foliations and Laminations on 3manifolds", which are based on minicourses that took place during the conference. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in geometry, topology, and dynamics. Table of Contents  F. Bonahon  Geodesic laminations on surfaces
 C. Camacho  Dicritical singularities of holomorphic vector fields
 J. E. Fornæss and N. Sibony  Dynamics of \(\mathbb{P}^2\) (Examples)
 D. Gabai  3 lectures on foliations and laminations on 3manifolds
 J. Kiwi  Rational laminations of complex polynomials
 J. Seade and A. Verjovsky  Actions of discrete groups on complex projective spaces
 S. Zakeri  Dynamics of singular holomorphic foliations on the complex projective plane
