SMS scnews item created by Boris Lishak at Thu 14 Nov 2019 1552
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Calendar1: 18 Nov 2019 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 375
CalTitle1: Licata -- Foliated Open Books

Geometry and Topology Seminar

Foliated Open Books ---or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About How to Glue Open Books

Joan Licata (ANU)

November 18, 12:00-13:00 in Carslaw 375

Seminar schedule

Please join us for lunch after the talk.


In this talk, I'll discuss recent joint work with Vera Vertesi to develop a new version of an open book decomposition for contact three-manifolds. Our foliated open books join a zoo of existing types of open books, so I'll focus on the senses in which ours is a natural construction which provides a user-friendly approach to cutting and gluing.