26. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 1407)
 Will, Pierre

Traces, CrossRatios and 2Generator Subgroups of $\SU(2,1)$
In this work, we investigate how to decompose a pair $(A,B)$ of
loxodromic isometries of the complex hyperbolic plane $\mathbf H^{2}_{\mathbb C}$ under
the form $A=I_1I_2$ and $B=I_3I_2$, where the $I_k$'s are
involutions. The main result is a decomposability criterion, which
is expressed in terms of traces of elements of the group $\langle
A,B\rangle$.
Categories:14L24, 22E40, 32M15, 51M10 

27. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 566)
 Graham, Ian; Hamada, Hidetaka; Kohr, Gabriela; Pfaltzgraff, John A.

Convex Subordination Chains in Several Complex Variables
In this paper we study the notion of a convex subordination chain in several
complex variables. We obtain certain necessary and sufficient conditions for a
mapping to be a convex subordination chain, and we give various examples of
convex subordination chains on the Euclidean unit ball in $\mathbb{C}^n$. We
also obtain a sufficient condition for injectivity of $f(z/\z\,\z\)$
on $B^n\setminus\{0\}$, where $f(z,t)$ is a convex subordination chain
over $(0,1)$.
Keywords:biholomorphic mapping, convex mapping, convex subordination chain, Loewner chain, subordination Categories:32H02, 30C45 

28. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 50)
29. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 1219)
 Baracco, Luca; Zampieri, Giuseppe

CR Extension from Manifolds of Higher Type
This paper deals with the extension of CR functions
from a manifold $M\subset \mathbb C^n$ into directions produced by higher
order commutators of holomorphic and antiholomorphic vector fields. It
uses the theory of complex ``sectors'' attached to real submanifolds
introduced in recent joint work of the authors with D. Zaitsev. In
addition, it develops a new technique of approximation of sectors by
smooth discs.
Categories:32V25, 32V35, 32C16, 32F18 

30. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 721)
 Adamus, J.; Bierstone, E.; Milman, P. D.

Uniform Linear Bound in Chevalley's Lemma
We obtain a uniform linear bound for the Chevalley function at a point in
the source of an analytic mapping that is regular in the sense of
Gabrielov. There is a version of
Chevalley's lemma also along a fibre, or at a point of the image of a proper
analytic mapping. We get a uniform linear bound for the Chevalley
function of a closed Nash (or formally Nash) subanalytic set.
Keywords:Chevalley function, regular mapping, Nash subanalytic set Categories:13J07, 32B20, 13J10, 32S10 

31. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 33)
 Braun, Rüdiger W.; Meise, Reinhold; Taylor, B. A.

Higher Order Tangents to Analytic Varieties along Curves. II
Let~$V$ be an analytic variety in some open set in~$\C^n$. For a
real analytic curve~$\gamma$ with $ \gamma(0) = 0 $ and $ d \ge 1 $
define $ V_t = t^{d}(V  \gamma(t)) $. It was shown in a previous
paper that the currents of integration over~$V_t$ converge to a
limit current whose support $ T_{\gamma,d} V $ is an algebraic
variety as~$t$ tends to zero. Here, it is shown that the canonical
defining function of the limit current is the suitably normalized
limit of the canonical defining functions of the~$V_t$. As a
corollary, it is shown that $ T_{\gamma,d} V $ is either
inhomogeneous or coincides with $ T_{\gamma,\delta} V $ for
all~$\delta$ in some neighborhood of~$d$. As another application it
is shown that for surfaces only a finite number of curves lead to
limit varieties that are interesting for the investigation of
Phragm\'enLindel\"of conditions. Corresponding results for limit
varieties $ T_{\sigma,\delta} W $ of algebraic varieties W along
real analytic curves tending to infinity are derived by a
reduction to the local case.
Category:32C25 

32. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 1121)
33. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 1098)
 Rodrigues, B.

Ruled Exceptional Surfaces and the Poles of Motivic Zeta Functions
In this paper we study ruled surfaces which appear as an exceptional
surface in a succession of blowingups. In particular we prove
that the $e$invariant of such a ruled exceptional surface $E$ is
strictly positive whenever its intersection with the other
exceptional surfaces does not contain a fiber (of $E$). This fact
immediately enables us to resolve an open problem concerning an
intersection configuration on such a ruled exceptional surface
consisting of three nonintersecting sections. In the second part
of the paper we apply the nonvanishing of $e$ to the study of the
poles of the wellknown topological, Hodge and motivic zeta
functions.
Categories:14E15, 14J26, 14B05, 14J17, 32S45 

34. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 1069)
 Reydy, Carine

Quotients jacobiens : une approche algÃ©brique
Le diagramme d'Eisenbud et Neumann d'un germe est un arbre qui
repr\'esente ce germe et permet d'en calculer les invariants. On donne
une d\'emonstration alg\'ebrique d'un r\'esultat caract\'erisant
l'ensemble des quotients jacobiens d'un germe d'application $(f,g)$
\`a partir du diagramme d'Eisenbud et Neumann de $fg$.
Keywords:SingularitÃ©, jacobien, quotient jacobien, polygone de Newton Categories:14B05, 32S05, 32S50 

35. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 3)
 Biller, Harald

Holomorphic Generation of Continuous Inverse Algebras
We study complex commutative Banach algebras
(and, more generally, continuous
inverse algebras) in which the holomorphic functions of a fixed $n$tuple
of elements are dense. In particular, we characterize the compact subsets
of~$\C^n$ which appear as joint spectra of such $n$tuples. The
characterization is compared with several established notions of holomorphic
convexity by means of approximation
conditions.
Keywords:holomorphic functional calculus, commutative continuous inverse algebra, holomorphic convexity, Stein compacta, meromorphic convexity, holomorphic approximation Categories:46H30, 32A38, 32E30, 41A20, 46J15 

36. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 262)
37. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 506)
 Gross, Leonard; Grothaus, Martin

Reverse Hypercontractivity for Subharmonic Functions
Contractivity and hypercontractivity properties of semigroups
are now well understood when the generator, $A$, is a Dirichlet form
operator.
It has been shown that in some holomorphic function spaces the
semigroup operators, $e^{tA}$, can be bounded {\it below} from
$L^p$ to $L^q$ when $p,q$ and $t$ are suitably related.
We will show that such lower boundedness occurs also in spaces
of subharmonic functions.
Keywords:Reverse hypercontractivity, subharmonic Categories:58J35, 47D03, 47D07, 32Q99, 60J35 

38. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 3)
 AlberichCarramiñana, Maria; Roé, Joaquim

Enriques Diagrams and Adjacency of Planar Curve Singularities
We study adjacency of equisingularity types of planar complex
curve singularities
in terms of their Enriques diagrams. The goal is, given two equisingularity
types, to determine whether one of them is adjacent to the other. For linear
adjacency a complete answer is obtained, whereas for arbitrary (analytic)
adjacency a necessary condition and a sufficient condition are
proved. We also obtain new examples of exceptional deformations,
{\em i.e.,} singular curves of type
$\mathcal{D}'$ that can be deformed to a curve of type $\mathcal{D}$ without
$\mathcal{D}'$ being adjacent to $\mathcal{D}$.


39. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 64)
 Braun, Rüdiger W.; Meise, Reinhold; Taylor, B. A.

Higher Order Tangents to Analytic Varieties along Curves
Let $V$ be an analytic variety in some open set in $\mathbb{C}^n$
which contains the origin and which is purely $k$dimensional. For a
curve $\gamma$ in $\mathbb{C}^n$, defined by a convergent Puiseux
series and satisfying $\gamma(0) = 0$, and $d \ge 1$, define $V_t :=
t^{d} \bigl( V\gamma(t) \bigr)$. Then the currents defined by $V_t$
converge to a limit current $T_{\gamma,d} [V]$ as $t$ tends to zero.
$T_{\gamma,d} [V]$ is either zero or its support is an algebraic
variety of pure dimension $k$ in $\mathbb{C}^n$. Properties of such
limit currents and examples are presented. These results will be
applied in a forthcoming paper to derive necessary conditions for
varieties satisfying the local Phragm\'enLindel\"of condition that
was used by H\"ormander to characterize the constant coefficient
partial differential operators which act surjectively on the space of
all real analytic functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$.
Category:32C25 

40. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 1254)
41. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 493)
 Braden, Tom

Perverse Sheaves on Grassmannians
We compute the category of perverse sheaves on Hermitian symmetric
spaces in types~A and D, constructible with respect to the Schubert
stratification. The calculation is microlocal, and uses the action of
the Borel group to study the geometry of the conormal variety
$\Lambda$.
Keywords:perverse sheaves, microlocal geometry Categories:32S60, 32C38, 35A27 

42. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 324)
 Graham, Ian; Hamada, Hidetaka; Kohr, Gabriela

Parametric Representation of Univalent Mappings in Several Complex Variables
Let $B$ be the unit ball of $\bb{C}^n$ with respect to an arbitrary norm. We
prove that the analog of the Carath\'eodory set, {\it i.e.} the set of normalized
holomorphic mappings from $B$ into $\bb{C}^n$ of ``positive real part'', is
compact. This leads to improvements in the existence theorems for the Loewner
differential equation in several complex variables. We investigate a subset
of the normalized biholomorphic mappings of $B$ which arises in the study of
the Loewner equation, namely the set $S^0(B)$ of mappings which have
parametric representation. For the case of the unit polydisc these mappings
were studied by Poreda, and on the Euclidean unit ball they were studied by
Kohr. As in Kohr's work, we consider subsets of $S^0(B)$ obtained by placing
restrictions on the mapping from the Carath\'eodory set which occurs in the
Loewner equation. We obtain growth and covering theorems for these subsets of
$S^0(B)$ as well as coefficient estimates, and consider various examples.
Also we shall see that in higher dimensions there exist mappings in $S(B)$
which can be imbedded in Loewner chains, but which do not have parametric
representation.
Categories:32H02, 30C45 

43. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 55)
 Ban, Chunsheng; McEwan, Lee J.; Némethi, András

On the Milnor Fiber of a Quasiordinary Surface Singularity
We verify a generalization of (3.3) from \cite{Le} proving
that the homotopy type of the Milnor fiber of a reduced
hypersurface singularity depends only on the embedded
topological type of the singularity. In particular, using
\cite{Za,Li1,Oh1,Gau} for irreducible quasiordinary germs,
it depends only on the normalized distinguished pairs of the
singularity. The main result of the paper provides an explicit
formula for the Eulercharacteristic of the Milnor fiber in the
surface case.
Categories:14B05, 14E15, 32S55 

44. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 834)
 Veys, Willem

Zeta Functions and `Kontsevich Invariants' on Singular Varieties
Let $X$ be a nonsingular algebraic variety in characteristic zero. To
an effective divisor on $X$ Kontsevich has associated a certain
motivic integral, living in a completion of the Grothendieck ring of
algebraic varieties. He used this invariant to show that birational
(smooth, projective) CalabiYau varieties have the same Hodge
numbers. Then Denef and Loeser introduced the invariant {\it motivic
(Igusa) zeta function}, associated to a regular function on $X$, which
specializes to both the classical $p$adic Igusa zeta function and the
topological zeta function, and also to Kontsevich's invariant.
This paper treats a generalization to singular varieties. Batyrev
already considered such a `Kontsevich invariant' for log terminal
varieties (on the level of Hodge polynomials of varieties instead of
in the Grothendieck ring), and previously we introduced a motivic zeta
function on normal surface germs. Here on any $\bbQ$Gorenstein
variety $X$ we associate a motivic zeta function and a `Kontsevich
invariant' to effective $\bbQ$Cartier divisors on $X$ whose support
contains the singular locus of~$X$.
Keywords:singularity invariant, topological zeta function, motivic zeta function Categories:14B05, 14E15, 32S50, 32S45 

45. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 73)
 Fukui, Toshizumi; Paunescu, Laurentiu

Stratification Theory from the Weighted Point of View
In this paper, we investigate stratification theory in terms of the
defining equations of strata and maps (without tube systems), offering
a concrete approach to show that some given family is topologically
trivial. In this approach, we consider a weighted version of
$(w)$regularity condition and Kuo's ratio test condition.
Categories:32B99, 14P25, 32Cxx, 58A35 

46. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 1149)
 Ban, Chunsheng; McEwan, Lee J.

Canonical Resolution of a Quasiordinary Surface Singularity
We describe the embedded resolution of an irreducible quasiordinary
surface singularity $(V,p)$ which results from applying the canonical
resolution of BierstoneMilman to $(V,p)$. We show that this process
depends solely on the characteristic pairs of $(V,p)$, as predicted
by Lipman. We describe the process explicitly enough that a resolution
graph for $f$ could in principle be obtained by computer using only
the characteristic pairs.
Keywords:canonical resolution, quasiordinary singularity Categories:14B05, 14J17, 32S05, 32S25 

47. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 982)
 Lárusson, Finnur

Holomorphic Functions of Slow Growth on Nested Covering Spaces of Compact Manifolds
Let $Y$ be an infinite covering space of a projective manifold
$M$ in $\P^N$ of dimension $n\geq 2$. Let $C$ be the intersection with
$M$ of at most $n1$ generic hypersurfaces of degree $d$ in $\mathbb{P}^N$.
The preimage $X$ of $C$ in $Y$ is a connected submanifold. Let $\phi$
be the smoothed distance from a fixed point in $Y$ in a metric pulled up
from $M$. Let $\O_\phi(X)$ be the Hilbert space of holomorphic
functions $f$ on $X$ such that $f^2 e^{\phi}$ is integrable on $X$, and
define $\O_\phi(Y)$ similarly. Our main result is that (under more
general hypotheses than described here) the restriction $\O_\phi(Y)
\to \O_\phi(X)$ is an isomorphism for $d$ large enough.
This yields new examples of Riemann surfaces and domains of holomorphy
in $\C^n$ with corona. We consider the important special case when $Y$
is the unit ball $\B$ in $\C^n$, and show that for $d$ large enough,
every bounded holomorphic function on $X$ extends to a unique function
in the intersection of all the nontrivial weighted Bergman spaces on
$\B$. Finally, assuming that the covering group is arithmetic, we
establish three dichotomies concerning the extension of bounded
holomorphic and harmonic functions from $X$ to $\B$.
Categories:32A10, 14E20, 30F99, 32M15 

48. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 1085)
49. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 348)
 González Pérez, P. D.

SingularitÃ©s quasiordinaires toriques et polyÃ¨dre de Newton du discriminant
Nous \'etudions les polyn\^omes $F \in \C \{S_\tau\} [Y] $ \`a
coefficients dans l'anneau de germes de fonctions holomorphes au
point sp\'ecial d'une vari\'et\'e torique affine. Nous
g\'en\'eralisons \`a ce cas la param\'etrisation classique des
singularit\'es quasiordinaires. Cela fait intervenir d'une part
une g\'en\'eralization de l'algorithme de NewtonPuiseux, et
d'autre part une relation entre le poly\`edre de Newton du
discriminant de $F$ par rapport \`a $Y$ et celui de $F$ au moyen du
polytopefibre de Billera et Sturmfels~\cite{Sturmfels}. Cela nous
permet enfin de calculer, sous des hypoth\`eses de non
d\'eg\'en\'erescence, les sommets du poly\`edre de Newton du
discriminant a partir de celui de $F$, et les coefficients
correspondants \`a partir des coefficients des exposants de $F$ qui
sont dans les ar\^etes de son poly\`edre de Newton.
Categories:14M25, 32S25 

50. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 3)
 Aizenberg, Lev; Vidras, Alekos

On Small Complete Sets of Functions
Using Local Residues and the Duality Principle a multidimensional
variation of the completeness theorems by T.~Carleman and A.~F.~Leontiev
is proven for the space of holomorphic functions defined on a suitable
open strip $T_{\alpha}\subset {\bf C}^2$. The completeness theorem is a
direct consequence of the Cauchy Residue Theorem in a torus. With
suitable modifications the same result holds in ${\bf C}^n$.
Categories:32A10, 42C30 
