Convex hypersurface theory in higher-dimensional contact topology

Symplectic Dynamics/Geometry Seminar
Topic:Convex hypersurface theory in higher-dimensional contact topology
Speaker:Ko Honda
Affiliation:University of California, Los Angeles
Date:Monday, December 9
Time/Room:3:30pm - 4:30pm/Princeton University, Fine Hall 224

Convex surface theory and bypasses are extremely powerful tools for analyzing contact 3-manifolds. In particular they have been successfully applied to many classification problems. After briefly reviewing convex surface theory in dimension three, we explain how to generalize many of their properties to higher dimensions. This is joint work with Yang Huang.