Embeddings of manifolds and contact manifolds III

Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 2:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech

This is the third of several talks discussing embeddings of manifolds. I will discuss some general results for smooth manifolds, but focus on embeddings of contact manifolds into other contact manifolds. Particular attention will be paid to embeddings of contact 3-manifolds in contact 5-manifolds. I will discuss two approaches to this last problem that are being developed jointly with Yanki Lekili.