Fillings of unit cotangent bundles of nonorientable surfaces

Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
UCLA and Koc University
We prove that any minimal weak symplectic filling of the canonical contact structure on the unit cotangent bundle of a nonorientable closed surface other than the real projective plane is s-cobordant rel boundary to the disk cotangent bundle of the surface. If the nonorientable surface is the Klein bottle, then we show that the minimal weak symplectic filling is unique up to homeomorphism. (This is a joint work with Youlin Li.)