Contemporary Mathematics 2002; 275 pp; softcover Volume: 296 ISBN10: 0821828223 ISBN13: 9780821828229 List Price: US$80 Member Price: US$64 Order Code: CONM/296
 This volume grew out of two AMS conferences held at Columbia University (New York, NY) and the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ) and presents articles on a wide variety of topics in group theory. Readers will find a variety of contributions, including a collection of over 170 open problems in combinatorial group theory, three excellent survey papers (on boundaries of hyperbolic groups, on fixed points of free group automorphisms, and on groups of automorphisms of compact Riemann surfaces), and several original research papers that represent the diversity of current trends in combinatorial and geometric group theory. The book is an excellent reference source for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in various aspects of group theory. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in combinatorial and geometric group theory. Table of Contents  G. Baumslag, A. G. Myasnikov, and V. Shpilrain  Open problems in combinatorial group theory. Second edition
 I. Kapovich and N. Benakli  Boundaries of hyperbolic groups
 P. Dehornoy  Thin groups of fractions
 A. M. Gaglione, D. Spellman, and B. Fine  Every abelian group universally equivalent to a discriminating group is elementarily equivalent to a discriminating group
 S. V. Ivanov  Weakly finitely presented infinite periodic groups
 B. Khan  Positively generated subgroups of free groups and the Hanna Neumann conjecture
 A. R. Magid  On the proalgebraic completion of a finitely generated group
 A. D. Myasnikov, A. G. Myasnikov, and V. Shpilrain  On the AndrewsCurtis equivalence
 C. F. Rocca, Jr. and E. C. Turner  Test ranks of finitely generated abelian groups
 G. Rosenberger and M. Scheer  Classification of the finite generalized tetrahedron groups
 E. Ventura  Fixed subgroups in free groups: A survey
 A. Weaver  Automorphisms of surfaces
