Tel-Aviv University
School of Mathematical Sciences

Department Colloquium

Monday, June 17, 2013

Schreiber 006, 12:15

Frédéric Bourgeois

Université Libre de Bruxelles

On the geography of Legendrian submanifolds

Legendrian submanifolds are remarkable objects in contact geometry.
Their study generalizes topological knot theory. Many Legendrian submanifolds
can be described using generating families. This tool can also be used to define
invariants for Legendrian submanifolds. We shall describe the construction of
Legendrian submanifolds having all possible prescribed values for these invariants.
This is a joint work with Josh Sabloff and Lisa Traynor.

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at Schreiber building 006