The Underlying Contact and Symplectic Topology of Anosov Flows in Dimension 3

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 2:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Surena Hozoori – Georgia Institute of Technology –
Surena Hozoori

Anosov flows provide beautiful examples of interactions between dynamics, geometry and analysis. In dimension 3 in particular, they are known to have a subtle relation to topology as well. Motivated by a result of Mitsumatsu from 1995, I will discuss their relation to contact and symplectic structures and argue why contact topological methods are natural tools to study the related global phenomena.