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Some open questions about Reeb flows in dimension 3

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Daniel Cristofaro-Gardiner

2014-04-28
14:00:00 - 15:00:00

R440 , Astronomy and Mathematics Building



The Weinstein conjecture states that every \"Reeb\" flow on a closed manifold has at least one closed orbit. Taubes proved the three-dimensional version of this conjecture several years ago by using Seiberg-Witten theory. I will introduce several open problems concerning quantitative refinements of Taubes\' result, and survey some recent joint work that aims to address these questions.