1. CMB Online first
 Figiel, Tadeusz; Johnson, William

Quotients of Essentially Euclidean Spaces
A precise quantitative version of the following qualitative statement
is proved: If a finite dimensional normed space contains approximately
Euclidean subspaces of all proportional dimensions, then every
proportional dimensional quotient space has the same property.
Keywords:essentially euclidean space Categories:46B20, 46B07, 46B99 

2. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 150)
 Ostrovskii, Mikhail I.

Connections Between Metric Characterizations of Superreflexivity and the RadonNikodÃ½ Property for Dual Banach Spaces
Johnson and Schechtman (2009)
characterized superreflexivity in terms of finite diamond graphs.
The present author characterized the RadonNikodÃ½m property
(RNP) for dual spaces in terms of the infinite diamond. This
paper
is devoted to further study of relations between metric
characterizations of superreflexivity and the RNP for dual spaces.
The main result is that finite subsets of any set $M$ whose
embeddability characterizes the RNP for dual spaces, characterize
superreflexivity. It is also observed that the converse statement
does not hold, and that $M=\ell_2$ is a counterexample.
Keywords:Banach space, diamond graph, finite representability, metric characterization, RadonNikodÃ½m property, superreflexivity Categories:46B85, 46B07, 46B22 

3. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 726)
 Ostrovskii, M. I.

Auerbach Bases and Minimal Volume Sufficient Enlargements
Let $B_Y$ denote the unit ball of a
normed linear space $Y$. A symmetric, bounded, closed, convex set
$A$ in a finite dimensional normed linear space $X$ is called a
sufficient enlargement for $X$ if, for an arbitrary
isometric embedding of $X$ into a Banach space $Y$, there exists a
linear projection $P\colon Y\to X$ such that $P(B_Y)\subset A$. Each
finite dimensional normed space has a minimalvolume sufficient
enlargement that is a parallelepiped; some spaces have ``exotic''
minimalvolume sufficient enlargements. The main result of the
paper is a characterization of spaces having ``exotic''
minimalvolume sufficient enlargements in terms of Auerbach
bases.
Keywords:Banach space, Auerbach basis, sufficient enlargement Categories:46B07, 52A21, 46B15 

4. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 138)
5. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 242)
 Litvak, A. E.; Milman, V. D.

Euclidean Sections of Direct Sums of Normed Spaces
We study the dimension of ``random'' Euclidean sections of direct sums of
normed spaces. We compare the obtained results with results from \cite{LMS},
to show that for the direct sums the standard randomness with respect to the
Haar measure on Grassmanian coincides with a much ``weaker'' randomness of
``diagonal'' subspaces (Corollary~\ref{sle} and explanation after). We also
add some relative information on ``phase transition''.
Keywords:Dvoretzky theorem, ``random'' Euclidean section, phase transition in asymptotic convexity Categories:46B07, 46B09, 46B20, 52A21 
