Oral Exam: Transverse Surgery in Contact Manifolds

Series: 
Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
Organizer: 

Note: this is a 40 minute talk.

We will explore the notion of surgery on transverse knots in contact 3-manifolds.  We will see situations when this operation does or does not preserves properties of the original contact structure, and avenues for further research.