1. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 808)
 Grandjean, Vincent

On Hessian Limit Directions along Gradient Trajectories
Given a nonoscillating gradient trajectory $\gamma$ of a real analytic function $f$,
we show that the limit $\nu$ of the secants at the limit point
$\mathbf{0}$
of $\gamma$ along the trajectory
$\gamma$ is an eigenvector of the limit of the direction of the
Hessian matrix $\operatorname{Hess} (f)$ at $\mathbf{0}$
along $\gamma$. The same holds true at infinity if the function is globally subanalytic. We also deduce
some interesting estimates along the trajectory. Away from the ends of the ambient space, this property is
of metric nature and still holds in a general Riemannian analytic setting.
Keywords:gradient trajectories, nonoscillation, limit of Hessian directions, limit of secants, trajectories at infinity Categories:34A26, 34C08, 32Bxx, 32Sxx 

2. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 222)
 Sauer, N. W.

Distance Sets of Urysohn Metric Spaces
A metric space $\mathrm{M}=(M;\operatorname{d})$ is {\em homogeneous} if for every
isometry $f$ of a finite subspace of $\mathrm{M}$ to a subspace of
$\mathrm{M}$ there exists an isometry of $\mathrm{M}$ onto
$\mathrm{M}$ extending $f$. The space $\mathrm{M}$ is {\em universal}
if it isometrically embeds every finite metric space $\mathrm{F}$ with
$\operatorname{dist}(\mathrm{F})\subseteq \operatorname{dist}(\mathrm{M})$. (With
$\operatorname{dist}(\mathrm{M})$ being the set of distances between points in
$\mathrm{M}$.)
A metric space $\boldsymbol{U}$ is an {\em Urysohn} metric space if
it is homogeneous, universal, separable and complete. (It is not
difficult to deduce
that an Urysohn metric space $\boldsymbol{U}$ isometrically embeds
every separable metric space $\mathrm{M}$ with
$\operatorname{dist}(\mathrm{M})\subseteq \operatorname{dist}(\boldsymbol{U})$.)
The main results are: (1) A characterization of the sets
$\operatorname{dist}(\boldsymbol{U})$ for Urysohn metric spaces $\boldsymbol{U}$.
(2) If $R$ is the distance set of an Urysohn metric space and
$\mathrm{M}$ and $\mathrm{N}$ are two metric spaces, of any
cardinality with distances in $R$, then they amalgamate disjointly to
a metric space with distances in $R$. (3) The completion of every
homogeneous, universal, separable metric space $\mathrm{M}$ is
homogeneous.
Keywords:partitions of metric spaces, Ramsey theory, metric geometry, Urysohn metric space, oscillation stability Categories:03E02, 22F05, 05C55, 05D10, 22A05, 51F99 

3. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 261)
4. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 726)
 Chiang, YikMan; Ismail, Mourad E. H.

On Value Distribution Theory of Second Order Periodic ODEs, Special Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials
We show that the value distribution (complex oscillation) of
solutions of certain periodic second order ordinary differential
equations studied by Bank, Laine and Langley is closely
related to confluent hypergeometric functions, Bessel functions
and Bessel polynomials. As a result, we give a complete
characterization of the zerodistribution in the sense of
Nevanlinna theory of the solutions for two classes of the ODEs.
Our approach uses special functions and their asymptotics. New
results concerning finiteness of the number of zeros
(finitezeros) problem of Bessel and Coulomb wave functions with
respect to the parameters are also obtained as a consequence. We
demonstrate that the problem for the remaining class of ODEs not
covered by the above ``special function approach" can be
described by a classical Heine problem for differential
equations that admit polynomial solutions.
Keywords:Complex Oscillation theory, Exponent of convergence of zeros, zero distribution of Bessel and Confluent hypergeometric functions, Lommel transform, Bessel polynomials, Heine Proble Categories:34M10, 33C15, 33C47 
