van Koert, Otto Ferdinand Bernard:Department of Mathematics,Faculty of Science,Post Doctorial Fellow,Geometry

Keyword(s):
Contact topology, contact homology, open book decompositions, symplectic topology
Research Interest:
Contact topology
Research Activities:
My main research interest is contact topology. More specifically, I am interested in existence and uniqueness questions for contact structures on higher dimensional manifolds. For the existence, I often apply open book techniques as developed by Giroux. Currently I spend most of my time developing computational tools for contact homology. This is an invariant of contact manifolds defined by counting solutions to a certain non-linear Cauchy-Riemann equation.
WebPage:
http://www.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/~okoert/