### Oral Exam: Contact structures on hyperbolic 3-manifolds

- Series
- Geometry Topology Working Seminar
- Time
- Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Hyunki Min – Georgia Tech – hmin38@gatech.edu

Understanding contact structures on
hyperbolic 3-manifolds is one of the major open problems in the area of contact
topology. As a first step, we try to classify tight contact structures on a specific hyperbolic 3-manifold. In this talk, we will review the previous classification
results and classify tight contact structures on the Weeks manifold, which
has the smallest hyperbolic volume. Finally,
we will discuss how to generalize this method to classify tight contact structures
on some other hyperbolic 3-manifolds.