American Mathematical Society TranslationsSeries 2 Advances in the Mathematical Sciences 2004; 324 pp; hardcover Volume: 212 ISBN10: 0821836137 ISBN13: 9780821836132 List Price: US$131 Member Price: US$104.80 Order Code: TRANS2/212
 This volume contains a selection of papers based on presentations given at the S. P. Novikov seminar held at the Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow. Topics and speakers were chosen by the wellknown expert, S. P. Novikov, one of the leading mathematicians of the twentieth century. His diverse interests are the tradition of the seminar and are reflected in the topics presented in the book. The book begins with Novikov's paper analyzing the position of mathematics and theoretical physics at the beginning of the new millennium. Following is an interview with Novikov published in the Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society presenting the genesis of many of his ideas and his scientific school. The remaining articles address topics in geometry, topology, and mathematical physics. The volume is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in the corresponding areas of mathematics and physics. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in mathematical physics, geometry, and topology. Table of Contents  S. P. Novikov  The second half of the 20th century and its conclusion: Crisis in the physics and mathematics community in Russia and in the West
 V. M. Buchstaber  Interview with Sergey P. Novikov
 V. M. Buchstaber and S. Yu. Shorina  The \(w\)function of the KdV hierarchy
 A. Campillo, F. Delgado, and S. M. GuseinZade  On the zeta functions of a meromorphic germ in two variables
 B. Dubrovin  On almost duality for Frobenius manifolds
 I. A. Dynnikov  Finitely presented semigroups in knot theory. Oriented case
 M. Farber and S. Yuzvinsky  Topological robotics: Subspace arrangements and collision free motion planning
 P. G. Grinevich and P. M. Santini  The initialboundary value problem on the interval for the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The algebrogeometric approach. I
 H. M. Khudaverdian and T. Voronov  On odd Laplace operators. II
 Yu. Klimov, A. Korzh, and S. Natanzon  From 2D Toda hierarchy to conformal maps for domains of the Riemann sphere
 I. Krichever  Integrable chains on algebraic curves
 S. B. Kuksin  Fifteen years of KAM for PDE
 D. V. Millionschikov  Graded filiform Lie algebras and symplectic nilmanifolds
 A. G. Sergeev  Adiabatic limit in the SeibergWitten equations
 O. K. Sheinman  Affine KricheverNovikov algebras, their representations and applications
 I. A. Taimanov  Tame integrals of motion and ominimal structures
