By N. N. Uraltseva, F. I. Karpelevich, S. G. Gindikin
The publication comprises survey and learn articles committed generally to geometry and harmonic research of symmetric areas and to corresponding facets of team illustration conception. the amount is devoted to the reminiscence of Russian mathematician, F. I. Karpelevich (1927 - 2000). Of specific curiosity are the survey articles by means of Sawyer at the Abel rework on noncompact Riemannian symmetric areas, and via Anker and Ostellari on estimates for warmth kernels on such areas, in addition to the object via Bernstein and Gindikin on essential geometry for households of curves. There also are many study papers on issues of present curiosity. The publication is appropriate for graduate scholars and learn mathematicians drawn to harmonic research and illustration concept.