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Lefschetz fibrations and open books

Student-Run Geometry/Topology Seminar

Speaker: Olga Plamenevskaya, Stony Brook
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Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Oct 16 2018, 11:00AM

Lefschetz fibrations (in dimension 4) and open books (in dimension 3) encode symplectic and contact structures in a purely topological way, so that low-dimensional topology informs sympectic geometry. I will explain basic definitions and examples and state some fundamental theorems. (These tools will be needed in my Geometry/Topology seminar talk.)