About this series
The volumes in the CRM Short Courses series have a primarily instructional aim, focusing on presenting topics of current interest to readers ranging from graduate students to experienced researchers in the mathematical sciences. Each text is aimed at bringing the reader to the forefront of research in a particular area or field, and can consist of one or several courses with a unified theme. The inclusion of exercises, while welcome, is not strictly required. Publications are largely but not exclusively, based on schools, instructional workshops and lecture series hosted by, or affiliated with, the Centre de Researches Mathématiques (CRM). Special emphasis is given to the quality of exposition and pedagogical value of each text.
Editorial board:Mireille Bousquet-Mélou (CNRS, LaBRI, Université de Bordeaux)Antonio Córdoba Barba (ICMAT, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Svetlana Jitomirskaya (UC Irvine)
V. Kumar Murty (University of Toronto)Leonid Polterovich (Tel-Aviv University)