### Contact structures, open books, and convex surfaces

- Series
- Geometry Topology Seminar Pre-talk
- Time
- Monday, September 25, 2023 - 12:45 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Joseph Breen – University of Iowa – joseph-breen-1@uiowa.edu

This talk will include background information on contact structures and open book decompositions of 3-manifolds and the relationship between them. I will state the necessary definitions and include a number of concrete examples. I will also review some convex surface theory, which is the tool used in the main talk to investigate the contact structure – open book relationship.