Taut Foliations on 3-manifolds.

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 13:59
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech.
In this talk, we will discuss a result due to Gabai which states that a minimal genus Seifert surface for a knot in 3-sphere can be realized as a leaf of a taut foliation of the knot complement. We will give a fairly detailed outline of the proof. In the process, we will learn how to construct taut foliations on knot complements.