Tight, non-fillable contact structures on 3-manifolds

Date(s) : 06/05/2016   iCal
11 h 00 min - 12 h 00 min

The modern development of contact geometry in 3 dimensions has seen several (due to Giroux, Wendl, Latschev and Wendl, Hutchings, and others) invariants of contact structures meant in some sense to measure non-(Stein/symplectic)-fillability of the structure. We will discuss a new approach which uses Heegaard Floer homology to define an invariant with a similar aim, but which has several desirable properties lacking in earlier approaches. This is joint with joint work with Kutluhan, Matic, and Van Horn-Morris.


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