The Arc Complex and Open Book Decompositions

Series: 
Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 13:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
This is an expository talk on the arc complex and translation distance of open book decompositions.  We will discuss curve complexes, arc complex, open books, and finally the application to contact manifolds.