Symplectic Fillings of Contact Structures

Series
Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Time
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 2:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Speaker
Agniva Roy – Georgia Tech
Organizer
Hongyi Zhou

Finding fillings of contact structures is a question that has been studied extensively over the last few decades. In this talk I will discuss some motivations for studying this question, and then visit a few ideas involved in the earliest results, due to Eliashberg and McDuff, that paved the way for a lot of current research in this direction.