Volume 8, issue 1 (2008)

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On tight contact structures with negative maximal twisting number on small Seifert manifolds

Paolo Ghiggini

Algebraic & Geometric Topology 8 (2008) 381–396
Abstract

We study some properties of transverse contact structures on small Seifert manifolds, and we apply them to the classification of tight contact structures on a family of small Seifert manifolds.

Keywords
transverse contact structure, small Seifert manifold, $L$–space
Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 57M50, 57R17