Automorphisms of algebraic varieties and infinite transitivity
We survey recent results on multiple transitivity for automorphism groups of affine algebraic varieties. We consider the property of infinite transitivity of the special automorphism group, which is equivalent to flexibility of the corresponding affine variety. These properties have important algebraic and geometric consequences. At the same time they are fulfilled for wide classes of varieties. Also we study situations where infinite transitivity takes place for automorpism groups generated by finitely many one-parameter subgroups. In the appendices to the paper, the results on infinitely transitive actions in complex analysis and in combinatorial group theory are discussed.