A fundamental result in 3-dimensional contact topology due to Ding-Geiges tells us that any contact 3-manifold can be obtained via doing a surgery on a Legendrian link in the standard contact 3-sphere. So it's natural to ask how simple or complicated a surgery diagram could be for a given contact manifold? Contact surgery number is a measure of this complexity. In this talk, I will discuss this notion of complexity along with some examples. This is joint work with Marc Kegel.

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