1. CMB Online first
 Ding, Fan; Geiges, Hansjörg; Zhang, Guangjian

On subcritically Stein fillable 5manifolds
We make some elementary observations concerning subcritically
Stein
fillable contact structures on $5$manifolds.
Specifically, we determine the diffeomorphism type of such
contact manifolds in the case the fundamental group is finite
cyclic,
and we show that on the $5$sphere the standard contact structure
is the unique subcritically fillable one. More generally,
it is shown that subcritically fillable contact structures
on simply connected $5$manifolds are determined by their
underlying almost contact structure. Along the way, we discuss
the
homotopy classification of almost contact structures.
Keywords:subcritically Stein fillable, 5manifold, almost contact structure, thickening Categories:53D35, 32Q28, 57M20, 57Q10, 57R17 

2. CMB Online first
 Rousseau, C.

The Bifurcation Diagram of Cubic Polynomial Vector Fields on $\mathbb C\mathbb P^1$
In this paper we give the bifurcation diagram
of the family of cubic vector fields $\dot z=z^3+ \epsilon_1z+\epsilon_0$
for $z\in \mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^1$, depending on the values of
$\epsilon_1,\epsilon_0\in\mathbb{C}$.
The bifurcation diagram is in $\mathbb{R}^4$, but its conic structure
allows describing it for parameter values in $\mathbb{S}^3$. There are
two open simply connected regions of structurally stable vector
fields separated by surfaces corresponding to bifurcations of
homoclinic connections between two separatrices of the pole at
infinity. These branch from the codimension 2 curve of double
singular points. We also explain the bifurcation of homoclinic
connection in terms of the description of Douady and Sentenac
of polynomial vector fields.
Keywords:complex polynomial vector field, bifurcation diagram, DouadySentenac invariant Categories:34M45, 32G34 

3. CMB Online first
 Li, Bao Qin

An Equivalent Form of Picard's Theorem and Beyond
This paper gives an equivalent form of Picard's
theorem via entire solutions of the functional equation $f^2+g^2=1$,
and then its improvements and applications to certain nonlinear
(ordinary and partial) differential equations.
Keywords:entire function, Picard's Theorem, functional equation, partial differential equation Categories:30D20, 32A15, 35F20 

4. CMB Online first
 MirandaNeto, Cleto Brasileiro

A moduletheoretic characterization of algebraic hypersurfaces
In this note we prove the following surprising characterization:
if
$X\subset {\mathbb A}^n$ is an (embedded, nonempty, proper)
algebraic variety defined over a
field $k$ of characteristic zero, then $X$ is a hypersurface
if and only if the module $T_{{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb
A}^n}/k}(X)$ of logarithmic vector fields of
$X$ is a reflexive ${\mathcal
O}_{{\mathbb A}^n}$module. As a consequence of this result,
we derive that if $T_{{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb A}^n}/k}(X)$ is a
free ${\mathcal
O}_{{\mathbb A}^n}$module, which is shown to be equivalent
to the freeness of the $t$th exterior power of $T_{{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb
A}^n}/k}(X)$ for some (in fact, any) $t\leq n$, then necessarily
$X$ is a Saito free divisor.
Keywords:hypersurface, logarithmic vector field, logarithmic derivation, free divisor Categories:14J70, 13N15, 32S22, 13C05, 13C10, 14N20, , , , , 14C20, 32M25 

5. CMB Online first
 Gilligan, Bruce

Levi's problem for pseudoconvex homogeneous manifolds
Suppose $G$ is a connected complex Lie group and $H$ is a closed
complex subgroup.
Then there exists a closed complex subgroup $J$ of $G$ containing
$H$ such that
the fibration $\pi:G/H \to G/J$ is the holomorphic reduction
of $G/H$, i.e., $G/J$ is holomorphically
separable and ${\mathcal O}(G/H) \cong \pi^*{\mathcal O}(G/J)$.
In this paper we prove that if $G/H$ is pseudoconvex, i.e.,
if
$G/H$ admits a continuous plurisubharmonic exhaustion function,
then $G/J$ is Stein and $J/H$ has no nonconstant holomorphic
functions.
Keywords:complex homogeneous manifold, plurisubharmonic exhaustion function, holomorphic reduction, Stein manifold, Remmert reduction, Hirschowitz annihilator Categories:32M10, 32U10, 32A10, 32Q28 

6. CMB Online first
7. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 449)
 Abdallah, Nancy

On Hodge Theory of Singular Plane Curves
The dimensions of the graded quotients of the
cohomology of a plane curve complement $U=\mathbb P^2 \setminus C$
with respect to the Hodge filtration are described in terms of
simple geometrical invariants. The case of curves with ordinary
singularities is discussed in detail. We also give a precise
numerical estimate for the difference between the Hodge filtration
and the pole order filtration on $H^2(U,\mathbb C)$.
Keywords:plane curves, Hodge and pole order filtrations Categories:32S35, 32S22, 14H50 

8. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 279)
9. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 346)
 Krantz, Steven

On a Theorem of Bers, with Applications to the Study of Automorphism Groups of Domains
We study and generalize a classical theorem of L. Bers that classifies
domains up to biholomorphic equivalence in terms of the algebras
of
holomorphic functions on those domains. Then we develop applications
of these results to the study of domains with noncompact automorphism
group.
Keywords:Bers's theorem, algebras of holomorphic functions, noncompact automorphism group, biholomorphic equivalence Categories:32A38, 30H50, 32A10, 32M99 

10. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 182)
 Naylor, Geoff; Rolfsen, Dale

Generalized Torsion in Knot Groups
In a group, a nonidentity element is called
a generalized torsion element if some product of its conjugates
equals the identity. We show that for many classical knots one
can find generalized torsion in the fundamental group of its
complement, commonly called the knot group. It follows that
such a group is not biorderable. Examples include all torus
knots, the (hyperbolic) knot $5_2$ and algebraic knots in the
sense of Milnor.
Keywords:knot group, generalized torsion, ordered group Categories:57M27, 32S55, 29F60 

11. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 281)
 Kalus, Matthias

On the Relation of Real and Complex Lie Supergroups
A complex Lie supergroup can be described as a real Lie supergroup
with integrable almost complex structure. The necessary and
sufficient conditions on an almost complex structure on a real
Lie supergroup for defining a complex Lie supergroup are deduced.
The classification of real Lie supergroups with such almost
complex
structures yields a new approach to the known classification
of complex Lie supergroups by complex HarishChandra superpairs.
A universal complexification of a real Lie supergroup is
constructed.
Keywords:Lie supergroup, almost complex structure, HarishChandra pair, universal complexification Categories:32C11, 58A50 

12. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 381)
 Tang, Xiaomin; Liu, Taishun

The Schwarz Lemma at the Boundary of the Egg Domain $B_{p_1, p_2}$ in $\mathbb{C}^n$
Let $B_{p_1, p_2}=\{z\in\mathbb{C}^n:
z_1^{p_1}+z_2^{p_2}+\cdots+z_n^{p_2}\lt 1\}$
be an egg domain in $\mathbb{C}^n$. In this paper, we first
characterize the Kobayashi metric on $B_{p_1, p_2}\,(p_1\geq
1, p_2\geq 1)$,
and then establish a new type of the classical boundary Schwarz
lemma at $z_0\in\partial{B_{p_1, p_2}}$ for holomorphic selfmappings
of $B_{p_1, p_2}(p_1\geq 1, p_2\gt 1)$, where $z_0=(e^{i\theta},
0, \dots, 0)'$ and $\theta\in \mathbb{R}$.
Keywords:holomorphic mapping, Schwarz lemma, Kobayashi metric, egg domain Categories:32H02, 30C80, 32A30 

13. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 697)
14. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 658)
 Thang, Nguyen Tat

Admissibility of Local Systems for some Classes of Line Arrangements
Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a line arrangement in the complex
projective plane $\mathbb{P}^2$ and let $M$ be its complement. A rank one
local system $\mathcal{L}$ on $M$ is admissible if roughly speaking
the cohomology groups
$H^m(M,\mathcal{L})$ can be computed directly from the cohomology
algebra $H^{*}(M,\mathbb{C})$. In this work, we give a sufficient
condition for the admissibility of all rank one local systems on
$M$. As a result, we obtain some properties of the characteristic
variety $\mathcal{V}_1(M)$ and the Resonance variety $\mathcal{R}_1(M)$.
Keywords:admissible local system, line arrangement, characteristic variety, multinet, resonance variety Categories:14F99, 32S22, 52C35, 05A18, 05C40, 14H50 

15. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 673)
 Ahmadi, S. Ruhallah; Gilligan, Bruce

Complexifying Lie Group Actions on Homogeneous Manifolds of Noncompact Dimension Two
If $X$ is a connected complex manifold with $d_X = 2$ that admits a (connected) Lie group $G$
acting transitively as a group of holomorphic transformations, then the action extends to an action of the
complexification $\widehat{G}$ of $G$ on $X$ except when
either the unit disk in the complex plane
or a strictly pseudoconcave homogeneous complex manifold is
the base or fiber of some homogeneous fibration of $X$.
Keywords:homogeneous complex manifold, noncompact dimension two, complexification Category:32M10 

16. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 870)
 Parlier, Hugo

A Short Note on Short Pants
It is a theorem of Bers that any closed hyperbolic surface admits a pants decomposition consisting of curves of bounded length where the bound only depends on the topology of the surface. The question of the quantification of the optimal constants has been well studied and the best upper bounds to date are linear in genus, a theorem of Buser and SeppÃ¤lÃ¤. The goal of this note is to give a short proof of a linear upper bound which slightly improve the best known bound.
Keywords:hyperbolic surfaces, geodesics, pants decompositions Categories:30F10, 32G15, 53C22 

17. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 794)
 Fang, ZhongShan; Zhou, ZeHua

New Characterizations of the Weighted Composition Operators Between Bloch Type Spaces in the Polydisk
We give some new characterizations for compactness of weighted
composition operators $uC_\varphi$ acting on Blochtype spaces in
terms of the power of the components of $\varphi,$ where $\varphi$
is a holomorphic selfmap of the polydisk $\mathbb{D}^n,$ thus
generalizing the results obtained by HyvÃ¤rinen and
LindstrÃ¶m in 2012.
Keywords:weighted composition operator, compactness, Bloch type spaces, polydisk, several complex variables Categories:47B38, 47B33, 32A37, 45P05, 47G10 

18. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 12)
19. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 593)
20. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 31)
 Ayuso, Fortuny P.

Derivations and Valuation Rings
A complete characterization of valuation rings closed for a
holomorphic derivation is given, following an idea of Seidenberg,
in dimension $2$.
Keywords:singular holomorphic foliation, derivation, valuation, valuation ring Categories:32S65, 13F30, 13A18 

21. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 44)
22. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 108)
23. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 329)
 Kamiya, Shigeyasu; Parker, John R.; Thompson, James M.

NonDiscrete Complex Hyperbolic Triangle Groups of Type $(n,n, \infty;k)$
A complex hyperbolic triangle group is a group
generated by three involutions fixing complex lines in complex
hyperbolic space. Our purpose in this paper is to improve a previous result
and to discuss discreteness of complex hyperbolic
triangle groups of type $(n,n,\infty;k)$.
Keywords:complex hyperbolic triangle group Categories:51M10, 32M15, 53C55, 53C35 

24. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 242)
 Cegrell, Urban

Convergence in Capacity
In this note we study the convergence of sequences of MongeAmpÃ¨re measures $\{(dd^cu_s)^n\}$,
where $\{u_s\}$ is a given sequence of plurisubharmonic functions, converging in capacity.
Keywords:complex MongeAmpÃ¨re operator, convergence in capacity, plurisubharmonic function Categories:32U20, 31C15 

25. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 249)
 Chang, DerChen; Li, Bao Qin

Description of Entire Solutions of Eiconal Type Equations
The paper describes entire solutions to the eiconal type nonlinear partial differential
equations, which include the eiconal equations $(X_1(u))^2+(X_2(u))^2=1$ as special cases,
where
$X_1=p_1{\partial}/{\partial z_1}+p_2{\partial}/{\partial z_2}$,
$X_2=p_3{\partial}/{\partial z_1}+p_4{\partial}/{\partial z_2}$
are linearly independent operators with $p_j$ being arbitrary
polynomials in $\mathbf{C}^2$.
Keywords:entire solution, eiconal equation, polynomial, transcendental function Categories:32A15, 35F20 
