# nLab Yakov Eliashberg

Yakov Eliashberg (Яков Матвеевич Элиашберг) is a Russian-American mathematician who has made contributions to contact and symplectic topology. He is currently the Herald L. and Caroline L. Ritch Professor of Mathematics at Stanford.

## Selected writings

On contact 3-manifolds:

• Yakov Eliashberg, Classification of overtwisted contact structures on 3-manifolds, Invent. Math. 98 (1989), 623-637. (pdf)

• Yakov Eliashberg, Contact 3-manifolds twenty years since J Martinet’s work, Ann. Inst. Fourier 42 (1992), 165-192. (pdf)

On Gromov’s $h$-principle:

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