**Contemporary Mathematics**

Volume: 359;
2004;
124 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 53; 83; 58;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-3539-5

Product Code: CONM/359

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Product Code: CONM/359.E**

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# Advances in Differential Geometry and General Relativity

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*S. Dostoglou; P. Ehrlich*

This volume consists of expanded versions of invited lectures
given at The Beemfest: Advances in Differential Geometry and General
Relativity (University of Missouri-Columbia) 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.

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## Advances in Differential Geometry and General Relativity

- Contents vii8 free
- Preface ix10 free
- The talks of the Beemfest xi12 free
- A Beemian Sampler: 1966–2002 114 free
- Geometry of Bicharacteristics 3144
- Making the Right Connection? 4154
- Cosmic Censorship Hypothesis 5164
- Boundaries of Spacetimes: An Outline 6578
- Cosmological Spacetimes with Λ > 0 87100
- General Relativity and Signature Change 103116

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in differential geometry.