**Contemporary Mathematics**

Volume: 314;
2003;
263 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 14; 35; 53; 55; 57; 58;

**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-2820-5
Product Code: CONM/314**

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# Topology and Geometry: Commemorating SISTAG

Share this page *Edited by *
*A. J. Berrick; Man Chun Leung; Xingwang Xu*

This book presents nineteen refereed articles written by participants in
the Singapore International Symposium in Topology and Geometry (SISTAG),
held July 2–6, 2001, at the National University of Singapore. Rather
than being a simple snapshot of the meeting in the form of a proceedings, it
serves as a commemorative volume consisting of papers selected to show
the diversity and depth of the mathematics presented at SISTAG.

The book contains articles on low-dimensional topology, algebraic,
differential and symplectic geometry, and algebraic topology. While
papers reflect the focus of the conference, many documents written after
SISTAG and included in this volume represent the latest thinking in the
fields of topology and geometry.
While representation from Pacific Rim countries is strong, the list of
contributors is international in scope and includes many recognized
experts.

This volume is of interest to graduate students and mathematicians
working in the fields of algebraic, differential and symplectic geometry,
algebraic, geometric and low-dimensional topology, and mathematical physics.

#### Readership

Advanced graduate students and researchers working in geometry or topology.

# Table of Contents

## Topology and Geometry: Commemorating SISTAG

- Contents v6 free
- Preface vii8 free
- List of talks ix10 free
- List of participants xiii14 free
- Moduli of logarithmic connections along a free divisor 130 free
- Fano 3-folds, K3 surfaces and graded rings 2554
- A notion of connected sum for certain CW-complexes 5584
- The cohomology ring of S2-fibrations 6392
- Links and their complements 71100
- On the effective cone of the moduli space of pointed rational curves 83112
- On 4-dimensional mapping tori 97126
- Algorithms for essential surfaces in 3-manifolds 107136
- On counting special Lagrangian homology 3-spheres 125154
- E*-homology spheres for a connective spectrum E 153182
- Some applications of mirror principle 161190
- Bifurcating nodoids 169198
- Formal formal schemes 187216
- Holomorphic volume preserving maps and special Lagrangian submanifolds 199228
- On a new curve evolution problem in the plane 209238
- Some applications of the theory of critical points 219248
- On complete submanifolds with parallel mean curvature in Rn+p 225254
- Semi-classical asymptotics 235264
- On endomorphisms of algebraic surfaces 249278