?Jesus A. Alvarez Lopez
, was born in 1962, and studied Mathematics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), obtaining the PhD in 1987. He visited the Department of Mathematics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during 1988-1990, with a Fulbright grant. Nowadays, he is a professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela. His research is about several topics, like cohomology of foliations, description of equicontinuous foliated spaces, quasi-isometric types of leaves, leafwise heat flow, a trace formula for foliated flows, and Witten’s complex on stratified spaces.
Alberto Candel did his undergraduate work in Mathematics at the University of Santiago de Compostela, worked briefly at the Universidad de Oviedo (Spain), and then moved on to the USA do his graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, obtaining his PhD in Mathematics in 1992 under the direction of L. Conlon. After postdoctoral work at several places (IAS, U of Chicago, and Caltech), he settled at California State University, Northridge in 2000. His research is in geometric analysis and dynamical systems, with particular emphasis foliations.