Dual Legendrian Variations in Contact Form Geometry

GEOMETRIC PDE SEMINAR
Topic:Dual Legendrian Variations in Contact Form Geometry
Speaker:Abbas Bahri
Affiliation:Rutgers University
Date:Tuesday, December 9
Time/Room:1:30pm - 3:30pm/S-101

In 1979, in collaboration with D. Bennequin, we started a direction of research around the study of periodic trajectories of the Reeb vector field $\xi$ on a contact manifold $(M^3, \alpha)$. We will describe in this talk where this direction of research stands as of today.