Taut foliations in surface bundles with multiple boundary components

Tejas Kalelkar, Rachel Roberts
2015 Pacific Journal of Mathematics  
Let $M$ be a fibered 3-manifold with multiple boundary components. We show that the fiber structure of $M$ transforms to closely related transversely oriented taut foliations realizing all rational multislopes in some open neighborhood of the multislope of the fiber. Each such foliation extends to a taut foliation in the closed 3-manifold obtained by Dehn filling along its boundary multislope. The existence of these foliations implies that certain contact structures are weakly symplectically
more » ... y symplectically fillable.
doi:10.2140/pjm.2015.273.257 fatcat:inszvcprjvh6jcepengaaoer4i