Stein fillability in higher dimensions

Andras Stipsicz

Renyi Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, visiting Princeton

Brandeis University

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Talk at 4:30 p.m. in 300 Goldsmith Hall

Tea at 4:00 p.m. in 100 Goldsmith Hall


Abstract: Contact and symplectic structures play prominent role in studying smooth topological properties of manifolds. Using surgery methods we identify an obstruction for a manifold to admit a special type (Stein fillable) contact structure, and apply this obstruction class to understand the Stein fillability property better. This is joint work with Jonathan Bowden and Diarmuid Crowley.

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