Mathematical Research Letters
Volume 13 (2006)
Contact homology and homotopy groups of the space of contact structures
Pages: 71 – 85
Using contact homology, we reobtain some recent results of Geiges and Gonzalo about the fundamental group of the space of contact structures on some 3-manifolds. We show that our techniques can be used to study higher-dimensional contact manifolds and higher order homotopy groups.