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Volume 84, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 429–436
DOI: 10.4171/CMH/167

Published online: 2009-06-30

On the Weinstein conjecture in higher dimensions

Peter Albers[1] and Helmut W. Hofer[2]

(1) New York University, United States
(2) Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA

The existence of a “Plastikstufe” for a contact structure implies the Weinstein conjecture for all supporting contact forms.

Keywords: Contact structure, Reeb vector field, over-twisted, Plastikstufe, Weinstein conjecture

Albers Peter, Hofer Helmut: On the Weinstein conjecture in higher dimensions. Comment. Math. Helv. 84 (2009), 429-436. doi: 10.4171/CMH/167