Workshop: Contact Structures, Laminations and Foliations
Foliations, laminations and branched surfaces are nicely origanized collections of immersed surfaces in 3-manifolds. While laminations can be viewed as partial foliations, branched surfaces consist of pieces of embedded surfaces which intersect each other in a very specific way. Both notions have recently seen interesting applications and their has been considerable progress in the understanding of their interplay.
The Workshop will take place 5-9 September 2016 at the Mathematical Institute of the LMU in Munich.