### Contact topology and geometry in high dimensions (Prof. Bahar Acu)

Shanahan B460 (HMC) and Zoom - HybridTitle: Contact topology and geometry in high dimensions Speaker: Bahar Acu, Department of Mathematics, Pitzer College Abstract: A very useful strategy in studying topological manifolds is to factor them into ``smaller" pieces. An open book decomposition of an n-manifold (the open book) is a special map (fibration) that helps us study our manifold in terms of its (n-1)-dimensional […]