x PREFACE for IMUNAM, and Aguascalientes, erida, Monterrey and Zacatecas, for CIMAT) and autonomous research centers (e.g. Centro de Ciencias Matem´ aticas at UNAM, in Morelia) all around Mexico. Parallel to these events, mathematical research has also found a place in public and private universities, such as the Instituto Tec- nol´ ogico Aut´ onomo de exico, Universidad Aut´ onoma de Yucat´ an, Universidad de Guanajuato, Universidad Ju´ arez Aut´ onoma de Tabasco, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicol´ as de Hidalgo, Universidad de Sonora and Universidad Veracruzana, to name a few. The emergence of competitive undergraduate and graduate programs in mathe- matics around the country has been one of the consequences of the aforementioned development. These programs have been producing a steady number of mathe- maticians that complete their professional education with doctoral studies or post- doctoral experience abroad, integrating themselves into academic life in their host countries and extending the Mexican mathematical community internationally. The first known effort towards connecting Mexican mathematicians in foreign countries was embodied in the meeting “Primer Congreso de Matem´ aticos Mexicanos en el Extranjero”, held in Cambridge, Great Britain, on June 26–29, 1979. This confer- ence had twelve speakers and brought together Mexican mathematicians living in four different countries and working in analysis, geometry and topology. The constant growth in the number of Mexican mathematicians abroad in the last decades made a new effort at assembling our colleagues out of the country long overdue, prompting the organization of the workshop “Matem´ aticos Mexicanos ovenes en el Mundo”. The meeting gathered 56 participants from 35 universities distributed in 14 countries and it managed to attract graduate students coming from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica. There was a Q&A session for graduate students interested in studying abroad, along with several informal dis- cussion sessions. Our 17 speakers were young Mexican mathematicians (in the early postdoctoral stage or at the end of their Ph.D. studies) working at institu- tions in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. The talks were grouped into several areas: analysis and algebra, probability and applied mathemat- ics, and geometry and topology, with each group roughly corresponding to a day of activities. We thank CIMAT, the Sociedad Matem´ atica Mexicana, the Centro de Ciencias Matem´ aticas at UNAM and the Departamento de Matem´ aticas of the Universidad de Guanajuato for their support in organizing this meeting. We also thank the speakers and the participants for their enthusiastic response, which helped to bring the workshop to a successful conclusion. Finally, we thank the authors, the referees, and the editorial committees and staff of Aportaciones Matem´ aticas and Contem- porary Mathematics for their support in the preparation of these proceedings. No´ e B´arcenas Fernando Galaz-Garc´ıa onica Moreno Rocha
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