Recent Trends in Orthogonal Polynomials and Approximation Theory

This volume contains invited lectures and selected contributions from the International Workshop on Orthogonal Polynomials and Approximation Theory, held at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid on September 8-12, 2008, and which honored Guillermo Lopez Lagomasino on his 60th birthday. This book presents the state of the art in the theory of Orthogonal Polynomials and Rational Approximation with a special emphasis on their applications in random matrices, integrable systems, and numerical quadrature. New results and methods are presented in the papers as well as a careful choice of open problems, which can foster interest in research in these mathematical areas. This volume also includes a brief account of the scientific contributions by Guillermo Lopez Lagomasino.