Contact structures on M × S2

Jonathan Bowden, Diarmuid Crowley, András I. Stipsicz

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We show that if a manifold M admits a contact structure, then so does M × S2. Our proof relies on surgery theory, a theorem of Eliashberg on contact surgery and a theorem of Bourgeois showing that if M admits a contact structure then so does M × T2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-359
Number of pages9
JournalMathematische Annalen
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Mathematics(all)

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