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Geometry and dynamics via contact topology


I intend to cross ressources of holomorphic curves techniques and traditional topological methods to study some fundamental questions in symplectic and contact geometry such as:

- The Weinstein conjecture in dimension greater than 3.
- The construction of new invariants for both smooth manifolds and Legendrian/contact manifolds, in particular, try to define an analogue of Heegaard Floer homology in dimension larger than 3.
- The link, in dimension 3, between the geometry of the ambient manifold (especially hyperbolicity) and the dynamical/topological properties of its Reeb vector fields and contact structures.
- The topological characterization of odd-dimensional manifolds admitting a contact structure.

A crucial ingredient of my program is to understand the key role played by open book decompositions in dimensions larger than three.

This program requires a huge amount of mathematical knowledges. My idea is to organize a team around Ghiggini, Laudenbach, Rollin, Sandon and myself, augmented by two post-docs and one PhD student funded by the project. This will give us the critical size to organize a very active working seminar and to have a worldwide attractivity and recognition.
I also plan to invite one confirmed researcher every year (for 1-2 months), to organize one conference and one summer school, as well as several focused weeks.

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Régime de financement

ERC-SG - ERC Starting Grant


Quai de tourville 1
44035 Nantes cedex 1

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Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Chercheur principal
Vincent Maurice Colin (Mr.)
Contact administratif
Elodie Hervio (Ms.)
Contribution de l’UE
Aucune donnée

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