Stein fillings of cotangent bundles of surfaces

Princeton/IAS Symplectic Geometry Seminar
Topic:Stein fillings of cotangent bundles of surfaces
Speaker:Jeremy van Horn Morris
Affiliation:University of Arkansas
Date:Thursday, April 7
Time/Room:9:45am - 10:45am/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/puias/2016/0407-HornMorris

I'll outline recent results with Steven Sivek classifying the Stein fillings, up to topological homotopy equivalence, of the canonical contact structure on the unit cotangent bundle of a surface. The proof begins with Li, Mak and Yasui's technology for Calabi-Yau caps.