**Contemporary Mathematics** 2012; 256 pp; softcover Volume: 573 ISBN-10: 0-8218-5348-1 ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-5348-1 List Price: US$86 Member Price: US$68.80 Order Code: CONM/573
| This volume contains the proceedings of the Conference on Conformal Dynamics and Hyperbolic Geometry, held October 21-23, 2010, in honor of Linda Keen's 70th birthday. This volume provides a valuable introduction to problems in conformal and hyperbolic geometry and one dimensional, conformal dynamics. It includes a classic expository article by John Milnor on the structure of hyperbolic components of the parameter space for dynamical systems arising from the iteration of polynomial maps in the complex plane. In addition there are foundational results concerning Teichmüller theory, the geometry of Fuchsian and Kleinian groups, domain convergence properties for the Poincaré metric, elaboration of the theory of the universal solenoid, the geometry of dynamical systems acting on a circle, and realization of Thompson's group as a mapping class group for a uniformly asymptotically affine circle endomorphism. The portion of the volume dealing with complex dynamics will appeal to a diverse group of mathematicians. Recently many researchers working in a wide range of topics, including topology, algebraic geometry, complex analysis, and dynamical systems, have become involved in aspects of this field. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in conformal dynamics and hyperbolic geometry. |