Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Contact Structures, Open Books and Heegaard-Floer Theory of 3-Manifolds
The talk will consist of three parts. In the .rst part, I will review the definition, types and classification of contact structures on three dimensional manifolds. Then I will talk about open book decompositions and the correspondence between open books and contact structures. The last part of the talk will be devoted to Heegaard-Floer theory of 3-manifolds and how it can used to understand contact structures.
April 15, 2009, 16:15, FENS 2019