# Legendrian Fronts in Contact Topology

Friday, November 13, 2015 -

2:00pm to 3:00pm

In this talk we focus on Legendrian presentations of Weinstein manifolds; in particular, we discuss loose Legendrian embeddings and their absolute analogues, flexible Weinstein manifolds and overtwisted contact structures. The required definitions and necessary results will be provided. In the first part, we present a dictionary between Legendrian fronts and adapted open books decompositions. In the second part, we explore applications to Weinstein cobordisms and biLefschetz fibrations with Amâ€“Milnor fibres. This is joint work with E. Murphy.

Speaker:

Roger Casals

MIT

Event Location:

IAS Room S-101