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Contact open books with flexible pages

@inproceedings{Bowden2021ContactOB,
  title={Contact open books with flexible pages},
  author={Jonathan Bowden and D. Crowley},
  year={2021}
}
We give an elementary topological obstruction for a (2q+1)-manifold M to admit a contact open book with flexible Weinstein pages: if the torsion subgroup of the q-th integral homology group is non-zero, then no such contact open book exists. We achieve this by proving that a symplectomorphism of a flexible Weinstein manifold acts trivially on cohomology. We also produce examples of non-trivial loops of flexible contact structures using related ideas. 

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