"Contact manifolds and the expanded aspects"

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 2:00pm
Math 312
Shuguang Wang
MU Math

The talk is a short introduction to contact manifolds and related topics such as CR geometry, Carnot-Caratheodory metrics, Heiseiberg manifolds, and sub-Riemannian manifolds.  In turn, contact manifolds are viewed as a converging point of the areas. A new gauge theory on contact manifolds is proposed in order to test various tools available from those areas.