Open book foliation from braid foliation point of view

Series: 
Geometry Topology Seminar
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
UBC
Organizer: 
We will give an overview of open book foliation method by emphasizing the aspect that it is a generalization of Birman-Menasco's braid foliation theory. We explain how surfaces in open book reflects topology and (contact) geometry of underlying 3-manifolds, and will give several applications. This talk is based on joint work with Keiko Kawamuro.