IRMA Lectures in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics 2012; 461 pp; softcover Volume: 18 ISBN10: 3037191058 ISBN13: 9783037191057 List Price: US$68 Member Price: US$54.40 Order Code: EMSILMTP/18
 This book contains carefully revised and expanded versions of eight courses that were presented at the University of Strasbourg during two geometry master classes in 2008 and 2009. The aim of the master classes was to give fifthyear students and Ph.D. students in mathematics the opportunity to learn new topics that lead directly to the current research in geometry and topology. The courses were taught by leading experts. The subjects treated include hyperbolic geometry, threemanifold topology, representation theory of fundamental groups of surfaces and of threemanifolds, dynamics on the hyperbolic plane with applications to number theory, Riemann surfaces, Teichmüller theory, Lie groups, and asymptotic geometry. The text is aimed at graduate students and research mathematicians. It can also be used as a reference book and as a textbook for short courses on geometry. A publication of the European Mathematical Society. Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in geometry and topology. Table of Contents  N. A'Campo and A. Papadopoulos  Notes on nonEuclidean geometry
 F. Dal'Bo  Crossroads between hyperbolic geometry and number theory
 F. Herrlich  Introduction to origamis in Teichmüller space
 P. Korablev and S. Matveev  Five lectures on 3manifold topology
 G. Link  An introduction to globally symmetric spaces
 J. Marché  Geometry of the representation spaces in SU(2)
 C. Petronio  Algorithmic construction and recognition of hyperbolic 3manifolds, links, and graphs
 V. Schroeder  An introduction to asymptotic geometry
