Contemporary Mathematics 2004; 351 pp; softcover Volume: 355 ISBN10: 0821836072 ISBN13: 9780821836071 List Price: US$103 Member Price: US$82.40 Order Code: CONM/355
 This proceedings volume reflects the 2001 AhlforsBers Colloquium held at the University of Connecticut (Storrs). This conference began nearly a half century ago with a tradition based on profound mathematics, wideranging interests, personal involvement, and scholarship. Once led by Lipman Bers and Lars Ahlfors, the core of this tradition unfolded around geometric function theory. Talks at the colloquium were devoted to various aspects of complex analysis, including Teichmüller spaces, quasiconformal mappings, and geometric function theory. The book is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in complex analysis. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in complex analysis. Table of Contents  W. Abikoff, C. J. Earle, and S. Mitra  Barycentric extensions of monotone maps of the circle
 H. Akiyoshi, H. Miyachi, and M. Sakuma  A refinement of McShane's identity for quasifuchsian punctured torus groups
 C. J. Bishop  An explicit constant for Sullivan's convex hull theorem
 G. Ble, A. Douady, and C. Henriksen  Round annuli
 M. Bonk, J. Heinonen, and E. Saksman  The quasiconformal Jacobian problem
 M. Bridgeman  Random geodesics
 R. D. Canary  Pushing the boundary
 R. Chamanara  Affine automorphism groups of surfaces of infinite type
 G. Cui, F. P. Gardiner, and Y. Jiang  Scaling functions for degree 2 circle endomorphisms
 E. de Faria, F. P. Gardiner, and W. J. Harvey  Thompson's group as a Teichmüller mapping class group
 C. J. Earle, F. P. Gardiner, and N. Lakic  Asymptotic Teichmüller space, part II: The metric structure
 A. Eremenko  Geometric theory of meromorphic functions
 H. M. Farkas and I. Kra  Identities in the theory of theta constants
 E. Fujikawa  Modular groups acting on infinite dimensional Teichmüller spaces
 D. M. Gallo  Some infinitesimal properties of the grafting map
 P. M. Gauthier and M. R. Pouryayevali  Failure of Landau's theorem for quasiconformal mappings of the disc
 J. Holt  Bumping and selfbumping of deformation spaces
 J. Hu  Earthquake measure and crossratio distortion
 H. A. Masur and Y. N. Minsky  Quasiconvexity in the curve complex
 K. Matsuzaki  Indecomposable continua and the limit sets of Kleinian groups
 I. Petrovic  A Teichmüller model for period doubling
