Deforming foliations into contact structures in all dimensions

Vendredi 18 octobre 15:30-16:30 - Gaël Meigniez - UBS

Résumé : Joint work with M. Bertelson. I will explain how every taut, almost symplectic, codimension-one foliation with enough holonomy on a (2n+1)-manifold can be deformed into a contact structure. The tools are a Morse theory for taut foliations, the Borman-Eliashberg-Murphy h-principle for overtwisted contact structures, and the Eliashberg-Murphy cobordism symplectization theorem.

Lieu : Université de Nantes, Laboratoire de Mathématiques Jean Leray, salle Eole.

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