Oral Exam: Transverse Surgery in Contact Manifolds

Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 2:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech

Note: this is a 40 minute talk.

We will explore the notion of surgery on transverse knots in contact 3-manifolds.  We will see situations when this operation does or does not preserves properties of the original contact structure, and avenues for further research.