Convex hypersurface theory in all dimensions

Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 2:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Austin Christian – Georgia Tech
John Etnyre

In dimension three, Giroux developed the theory of convex surfaces in contact manifolds, and this theory has been used to prove many important results in contact geometry, as well as to establish deep connections with topology.  More recently, Honda and Huang have reformulated the work of Giroux in order to extend the theory to higher dimensions.  The purpose of this sequence of talks is to understand this reformulation and to see some of its applications.