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Contact manifolds with symplectomorphic symplectizations

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  • UserSylvain Courte, ENS Lyon
  • ClockWednesday 06 February 2013, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseMR13.

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Contact and symplectic geometry are very much related. An instance of this relationship is the following. To any contact manifold M can be associated a symplectic manifold SM called its symplectization. Topologically, SM is just R x M. We will explain that some information is lost in the process: there are contact manifolds (of any odd dimension greater than or equal to 5) which are not diffeomorphic but have symplectomorphic symplectizations.

This talk is part of the Differential Geometry and Topology Seminar series.

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