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September 2013 Convex plumbings and Lefschetz fibrations
David Gay, Thomas E. Mark
J. Symplectic Geom. 11(3): 363-375 (September 2013).


We show that under appropriate hypotheses, a plumbing of symplectic surfaces in a symplectic 4-manifold admits strongly convex neighborhoods. Moreover the neighborhoods are Lefschetz fibered with an easily described open book on the boundary supporting the induced contact structure. We point out some applications to cut-and-paste constructions of symplectic 4-manifolds.


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David Gay. Thomas E. Mark. "Convex plumbings and Lefschetz fibrations." J. Symplectic Geom. 11 (3) 363 - 375, September 2013.


Published: September 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 12 November 2013

zbMATH: 1281.53077
MathSciNet: MR3100798

Rights: Copyright © 2013 International Press of Boston

Vol.11 • No. 3 • September 2013
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