On 18 December, 2009 I gave two talks at the Institut Fourier in Grenoble, France. The first talk was entitled “Chord diagrams, contact-topological quantum field theory, and contact categories”. The second talk was entitled “Construction of hyperbolic cone-manifolds with prescribed

## Chord diagrams, contact-TQFT and contact categories, Nantes Dec 2009

On 10 December, 2009 I gave a talk at the Université de Nantes, for the Séminaire de Topologie, Géométrie et Algèbre, entitled “Chord diagrams, contact-topological quantum field theory, and contact categories”.