Stein fillings on Lens spaces.

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 2:05pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Georgia Tech
In this talk we will outline proof due to Plameneveskaya and Van-Horn Morris that every virtually overtwisted contact structure on L(p,1) has a unique Stein filling. We will give a much simplified proof of this result. In addition, we will talk about classifying Stein fillings of ($L(p,q), \xi_{std})$ using only mapping class group basics.