Contemporary Mathematics 2003; 263 pp; softcover Volume: 314 ISBN10: 0821828207 ISBN13: 9780821828205 List Price: US$80 Member Price: US$64 Order Code: CONM/314
 This book presents nineteen refereed articles written by participants in the Singapore International Symposium in Topology and Geometry (SISTAG), held July 26, 2001, at the National University of Singapore. Rather than being a simple snapshot of the meeting in the form of a proceedings, it serves as a commemorative volume consisting of papers selected to show the diversity and depth of the mathematics presented at SISTAG. The book contains articles on lowdimensional topology, algebraic, differential and symplectic geometry, and algebraic topology. While papers reflect the focus of the conference, many documents written after SISTAG and included in this volume represent the latest thinking in the fields of topology and geometry. While representation from Pacific Rim countries is strong, the list of contributors is international in scope and includes many recognized experts. This volume is of interest to graduate students and mathematicians working in the fields of algebraic, differential and symplectic geometry, algebraic, geometric and lowdimensional topology, and mathematical physics. Readership Advanced graduate students and researchers working in geometry or topology. Table of Contents  A. G. Aleksandrov  Moduli of logarithmic connections along a free divisor
 S. Altinok, G. Brown, and M. Reid  Fano 3folds, K3 surfaces and graded rings
 I. Bokor  A notion of connected sum for certain \(CW\)complexes
 Y. S. Cho  The cohomology ring of \(S^2\)fibrations
 C. M. Gordon  Links and their complements
 B. Hassett and Y. Tschinkel  On the effective cone and the moduli space of pointed rational curves
 J. A. Hillman  On 4dimensional mapping tori
 W. Jaco, D. Letscher, and J. H. Rubinstein  Algorithms for essential surfaces in 3manifolds
 D. Joyce  On counting special Lagrangian homology 3spheres
 Y. Kamiya and K. Shimomura  \(E_*\)homology spheres for a connective spectrum \(E\)
 B. H. Lian, K. Liu, and S.T. Yau  Some applications of mirror principle
 R. Mazzeo and F. Pacard  Bifurcating nodoids
 M. McQuillan  Formal formal schemes
 Y.G. Oh  Holomorphic volume preserving maps and special Lagrangian submanifolds
 S. Pan  On a new curve evolution problem in the plane
 C. Shen and F. Wang  Some applications of the theory of critical points
 Y.B. Shen  On complete submanifolds with parallel mean curvature in \(R^{n+p}\)
 Y. Yu and J. Zhou  Semiclassical asymptotics
 D.Q. Zhang  On endomorphisms of algebraic surfaces
