Approximating C^0 foliations with contact structures

Series: 
Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
University of Georgia
Organizer: 
I will discuss Eliashberg and Thurston's theorem that C^2 taut foliations can be approximated by tight contact structures.  I will try to explain the importance of their work and why it is useful to weaken their smoothness assumption.  This work is joint with Rachel Roberts.