Lectures on open book decompositions and contact structures
Clay Math. Proc. 5 (the proceedings of the ``Floer Homology, Gauge Theory, and Low Dimensional Topology Workshop''), 2006103--141.

These are lecture notes from the Clay Mathematics Institute summer school ``Floer Homology, Gauge Theory, and Low Dimensional Topology''. The main goal of these notes is to sketch a proof of Giroux correspondence between open book decompositions of three manifolds and contact structures, and then discuss various applications of this correspondence.

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