Tuesday Seminar on Topology

Date, time & place Tuesday 17:00 - 18:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.) KAWAZUMI Nariya, KITAYAMA Takahiro, SAKASAI Takuya

2006/06/06

16:30-18:00   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)

Thurston's inequality for a foliation with Reeb components
[ Abstract ]
The Euler class of a Reebless foliation or a tight contact structure on a closed 3-manifold satisfies Thurston's inequality, i.e. its (dual) Thurston norm is less than or equal to 1. It should be significant to study Thurston's inequality in both of foliation theory and contact topology. We investigate conditions for a spinnable foliation one of which assures that Thurston's inequality holds and also another of which implies the violation of the inequality.