By R. Daniel Mauldin, Rae Michael Shortt, Cesar E. Silva
Dorothy Maharam Stone's (1917-) contributions to operators and degree algebras has had a profound effect in this zone of study. Her profession, which has spanned approximately part a century, contains forty learn courses, a few of them as contemporary as 1987. A Ph.D. scholar of Anna Pell Wheeler at Bryn Mawr collage, Stone has been an lively strength in arithmetic learn and diverse specialist activities.This quantity includes the lawsuits of the convention on degree and Measurable Dynamics, held in honor of Stone on the college of Rochester in September 1987. The papers during this assortment signify contributions from a number of the most sensible specialists during this box. Stone's paintings is surveyed in a couple of articles which spotlight her foundational effects referring to confident operators, the characterization of homo-geneous degree algebras, and disintegrations. furthermore, there are study papers in ergodic thought, degree idea, descriptive set thought, and the dynamics of measurable maps. the various ends up in those papers are at once regarding Stone's paintings.