### A Riemannian geometry look at contact geometry

- Series
- Geometry Topology Working Seminar
- Time
- Friday, February 11, 2011 - 14:00 for 2 hours
- Location
- Skiles 269
- Speaker
- John Etnyre – School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech

This is part two of a lecture series investigating questions in contact geometry from the perspective of Riemannian geometry. Interesting questions in Riemannian geometry arising from contact geometry have a long and rich history, but there have been few applications of Riemannian geometry to contact topology. In these talks I will discuss basic connections between Riemannian and contact geometry and some applications of these connections. I will also discuss the "contact sphere theorem" that Rafal Komendarczyk, Patrick Massot and I recently proved as well as other results.