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Aims and scope
The NorthWestern European Journal of Mathematics publishes research articles and surveys in all areas of pure and applied mathematics including history of mathematics. Articles can be submitted in Dutch, English, French or German.
Editorial Committee
Editor in Chief: Serge Nicaise
Associate Editors:
Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany Numerical analysis for partial differential equations Karine Beauchard (*)
ENS Rennes, France Joachim von Below (*)
Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France Partial differential equations, operator theory, graph theory Christophe Biernacki (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Statistical, modelbased data analysis Claire ChainaisHillairet (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Numerical analysis for partial differential equations Walter Craig (*)
McMaster University, Canada Monique Dauge (*)
Rennes I, France Spectral theory, high order methods, singularities in partial differential equations Sinnou David (*)
Université Paris VI, France Arithmetic Youri Davydov (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Stochastic processes, limit theorems, stochastic geometry Pierre Dèbes (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Number theory, galois theory and arithmetic geometry JeanPierre Demailly (*)
Université de Grenoble 1, France Complex analytic and differential geometry, algebraic geometry, complex analysis Jérôme Droniou (*)
Monash University, Australia Elliptic and parabolic equations (theoretical and numerical study) Aziz El Kacimi (*)
Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis, France Geometry, global analysis on manifolds Peter Fleischmann (*)
University of Kent, United Kingdom Algebra, group theory, representation theory, invariant theory Benoît Fresse (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Algebraic topology, operad theory Emmanuel Fricain (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Functional analysis, operator theory, complex analysis of one variable Eamonn Gaffney (*)
Oxford University, United Kingdom Applied mathematics in the life sciences and low Reynolds flows Antoine Gloria (*)
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Homogenization of partial differential equations Gilles Godefroy (*)
Université Paris VI, France Functional analysis Karl GrosseErdmann (*)
Université de Mons, Belgium Functional analysis, operator theory, linear dynamics BaoZhu Guo (*)
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China System control, partial differential equation, semigroup of linear operators Pascal Lambrechts (*)
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Algebraic topology
Université d'Artois, France Functional analysis André Leroy (*)
Université d'Artois, France Non commutative ring theory, module theory, error correcting codes JeanJacques Loeb (*)
Université d'Angers, France Complex analysis, in particular when related to group theory Florian Luca (*)
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SouthAfrica Analytic and diophantine number theory Kaisa Matomäki (*)
University of Turku, Finland Analytic and combinatorial number theory Christian Michaux (*)
Université de Mons, Belgium Mathematical logic Ieke Moerdijk (*)
University of Utrecht, Netherlands Algebraic topology, category theory Alejandro Murua (*)
Université de Montréal, Canada Statistical learning, clustering, pattern recognition Hiroaki Nakamura (*)
Osaka University, Japan Arithmetic geometry Jan van Neerven (*)
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands Functional analysis, stochastic analysis Johannes Nicaise (*)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Algebraic and arithmetic geometry Serge Nicaise (*)
Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis, France Partial differential equations, numerical analysis, control theory Rimas Norvaisa (*)
Vilnius University, Lituany Probability theory and stochastic processes, nonlinear functional analysis Giovanni Peccati (*)
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Random fields, stochastic analysis, stochastic geometry, noncommutative probability Teimuraz Pirashvili (*)
University of Leicester, United Kingdom Homological algebra and polynomial functors Olivier Ramaré (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Analytic number theory Sylvie Roelly (*)
University of Potsdam, Germany Stochastic differential equations, statistical mechanics, branching processes Isar Stubbe (*)
Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France Category theory, order theory Charles Suquet (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Rossana Tazzioli (*)
Université de Lille 1, France History of mathematics JeanPierre Tignol (*)
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Algebra Jie Wu (*)
Institut Élie Cartan, Nancy, France Analytic number theory and modular forms
Fields Editor: Walter Craig Managing Editor: Nicolas Wicker
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Current Volume:
The current volume is the volume of 2016, the first volume, of 2015, is being typeset using the new class, nwejmart.

In this paper iteration stable (STIT) tessellations of the $d$dimensional Euclidean space are considered. By a careful analysis of the capacity functional an alternative proof is given for the fact that STIT tessellations are mixing.

The invariant $\Theta$ is the simplest $3$manifold invariant defined by counting graph configurations. It is actually an invariant of rational homology $3$spheres $M$ equipped with a combing $X$ over the complement of a point, where a combing is a homotopy class of nowhere vanishing vector fields. The invariant $\Theta(M,X)$ is the sum of $6 \lambda(M)$ and $\frac{p_1(X)}{4}$, where $\lambda$ denotes the CassonWalker invariant, and $p_1$ is an invariant of combings, which is an extension of a first relative Pontrjagin class, and which is simply related to a Gompf invariant $\theta_G$. In Lescop (2015), we proved a combinatorial formula for the $\Theta$invariant in terms of decorated Heegaard diagrams. In this article, we study the variations of the invariants $p_1$ or $\theta_G$ when the decorations of the Heegaard diagrams that define the combings change, independently. Then we prove that the formula of Lescop (2015) defines an invariant of combed once punctured rational homology $3$spheres without referring to configuration spaces. Finally, we prove that this invariant is the sum of $6 \lambda(M)$ and $\frac{p_1(X)}{4}$ for integer homology $3$spheres, by proving surgery formulae both for the combinatorial invariant and for $p_1$.

We study an impartial avoidance game introduced by Anderson and Harary. The game is played by two players who alternately select previously unselected elements of a finite group. The first player who cannot select an element without making the set of jointlyselected elements into a generating set for the group loses the game. We develop criteria on the maximal subgroups that determine the nimnumbers of these games and use our criteria to study our game for several families of groups, including nilpotent, sporadic, and symmetric groups.
Acknowledgements
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