Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Iterated planar contact manifolds
Speaker: Bahar Acu
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Planar contact manifolds have been intensively studied to understand several aspects of 3-dimensional contact geometry. In this talk, we define iterated planar contact manifolds (IPC), an analog of this idea in higher dimensions, by using topological tools such as "open book decompositions" and "Lefschetz fibrations". We briefly state some existing 3-dimensional results regarding planar contact manifolds, explain some generalizations of those to IPCs and introduce some higher-dimensional preliminary results.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
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