Chennai Mathematical Institute

Seminars




2.00 p.m.
Almost contact 5-folds are contact

Francisco Presas Mata
ICMAT, Madrid, Spain.
22-02-12


Abstract

We prove that given a real codimension 1 complex distribution on any orientable closed 5-dimensional manifold, there is a deformation of it, through complex distributions, making it contact. This partially solves a long standing question in contact topology.





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