Periodica Mathematica Hungarica

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 85–97 | Cite as

Brieskorn manifolds as contact branched covers of spheres

  • Ferit Öztürk
  • Klaus Niederkrüger


We show that Brieskorn manifolds with their standard contact structures are contact branched coverings of spheres. This covering maps a contact open book decomposition of the Brieskorn manifold onto a Milnor open book of the sphere.

Key words and phrases

contact branched cover Milnor open book Brieskorn manifold 

Mathematics subject classification number

53D10 57R17 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferit Öztürk
    • 1
  • Klaus Niederkrüger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBoğaziçi ÜniversitesiBebek, İstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Département de MathématiquesUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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