Contemporary Mathematics 2004; 124 pp; softcover Volume: 359 ISBN10: 0821835394 ISBN13: 9780821835395 List Price: US$54 Member Price: US$43.20 Order Code: CONM/359
 This volume consists of expanded versions of invited lectures given at The Beemfest: Advances in Differential Geometry and General Relativity (University of MissouriColumbia) on the occasion of Professor John K. Beem's retirement. The articles address problems in differential geometry in general and in particular, global Lorentzian geometry, Finsler geometry, causal boundaries, Penrose's cosmic censorship hypothesis, the geometry of differential operators with variable coefficients on manifolds, and asymptotically de Sitter spacetimes satisfying Einstein's equations with positive cosmological constant. The book is suitable for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in differential geometry. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in differential geometry. Table of Contents  P. E. Ehrlich and K. L. Easley  A Beemian sampler: 19662002
 P. E. Parker  Geometry of bicharacteristics
 L. Del Riego  Making the right connection?
 A. Królak  Cosmic censorship hypothesis
 S. G. Harris  Boundaries on spacetimes: An outline
 G. J. Galloway  Cosmological spacestimes with \(\Lambda >0\)
 T. Dray  General relativity and signature change
