Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Contact submanifolds in higher dimensions

Seminar | February 4 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Roger Casals, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will discuss our understanding of contact submanifolds in higher dimensions. First, I will introduce the problems we are interested in and the current techniques we have to address them. In the main focus of the talk, I will present the construction of contactomorphic (and smoothly isotopic) contact submanifolds which are actually not contact isotopic. This resolves one of the main questions we had in higher dimensions. Finally, I will be introducing related works in progress and lines of future development. This talk is partially based on my work with J. Etnyre.