Hi, All: Let w be a contact form , say in ℝ3, or in some 3-manifold M i.e., a smooth, nowhere-integrable 2-plane subbundle of TM. I'm trying to see how to find the Reeb field Rw associated with w. My ideas are: i) Using the actual definition of the Reeb field associated with a contact form w: Finding Rw as the zero set of dw(Rw, .) , i.e., Rw should kill every other vector field in this expression ii) Using the fact that LRw w =0 , i.e., the Lie derivative of w about the Reeb field is zero. But I have not gotten far using these methods. Anyone have other ideas? Thanks.