Embeddings of manifolds and contact manifolds I

Series: 
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
Organizer: 
This is the first of several talks disussing embeddings of manifolds. I will discuss some general results for smooth manifolds, but focus on embeddings of contact manifolds into other contact manifolds. Particular attentaion will be payed to embeddings of contact 3-manifolds in contact 5-manifolds. I will discuss two approaches to this last problem that are being developed jointly with Yanki Lekili.