Embeddings of manifolds and contact manifolds II

Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Georgia Tech
This is the second 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.