In this talk I will describe new examples of compact contact
manifolds in arbitrarily large dimensions. These manifolds are
modifications of certain so-called moment-angle manifolds
which were obtained several years ago by Santiago López de
Medrano and myself and later generalized by Laurent
Meersseman. This is joint work with Yadira Barreto.
The paper on the subject has appeared very recently: "Moment-Angle Manifolds, Intersection of Quadrics and Higher Dimensional Contact Manifolds." Yadira Barreto and Alberto Verjovsky. Moscow Math. Journal. Volume 14, Issue 4 (October–December), 2014, pp. 669–696