### The Arc Complex and Open Book Decompositions

- Series
- Geometry Topology Student Seminar
- Time
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 13:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Meredith Casey – Georgia Tech

This is an expository talk on the arc complex and translation distance of open book decompositions. We will discuss curve complexes, arc complex, open books, and finally the application to contact manifolds.