Target Audience：Undergraduate/Graduate students
This is an introductory course to contact topology. We will give a first glance at topics in contact topology and its relationship with peripheral subjects such as knot theory and symplectic topology. The course will be suitable for advanced undergraduate students and PhD students.
Geiges, An Introduction to Contact Topology
Kashiwara and Schapira, Sheaves on Manifolds
Dr. Honghao Gao is an assistant professor at Yau Mathematical Sciences Center.He obtained his PhD from Northwestern University. His area of research is contact and symplectic topology, and their relations with knot theory, microlocal sheaf theory and cluster algebras.