**EMS Series of Congress Reports**

Volume: 10;
2014;
670 pp;
Hardcover
**Print ISBN: 978-3-03719-149-1
Product Code: EMSSCR/10**

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# Valuation Theory in Interaction

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*Antonio Campillo Lopez; Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann; Bernard Teissier*

A publication of the European Mathematical Society

For more than a century, valuation theory has had its classical roots in algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry and the theory of ordered fields and groups. In recent decades it has seen an amazing expansion into many other areas. Moreover, having been dormant for a while in algebraic geometry, it has now been reintroduced as a tool to attack the open problem of resolution of singularities in positive characteristic and to analyze the structure of singularities. Driven by this topic, and by its many new applications in other areas, the research in valuation theory itself has also been intensified, with a particular emphasis on the deep open problems in positive characteristic.

The multifaceted development of valuation theory has been monitored by two International Conferences and Workshops: the first in 1999 in Saskatoon, Canada, and the second in 2011 in Segovia and El Escorial in Spain. This book grew out of the second conference and presents high quality papers on recent research together with survey papers that illustrate the state of the art in several areas and applications of valuation theory.

This book is addressed to researchers and graduate students who work in valuation theory or the areas where it is applied, as well as a general mathematical audience interested in the expansion and usefulness of the valuation theoretical approach, which has been called the “most analytic” form of algebraic reasoning. For young mathematicians who want to enter these areas of research, it provides a valuable source of up-to-date information.

A publication of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society.

#### Readership

Undergraduate students, research mathematicians, and the general mathematical audience interested in valuation theory.