Approximating C^0 foliations with contact structures

Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
University of Georgia
I will discuss Eliashberg and Thurston's theorem that C^2 taut foliations can be approximated by tight contact structures.  I will try to explain the importance of their work and why it is useful to weaken their smoothness assumption.  This work is joint with Rachel Roberts.