Date and time:
Boyd Room 322

Title of talk: "Contact structures on some hyperbolic 3-manifolds"

Abstract: There is a fundamental dichotomy in the world of contact topology: Tightness and overtwistedness. Ever since Eliashberg classified overtwisted contact structures on 3-manifolds, more recent studies focus on the classification of tight contact structures. There have been several results on many Seifert fibered spaces and toroidal manifolds. In this talk we review previous results and discuss the classification of tight contact structures on some hyperbolic manifolds. This is a joint work with James Conway.