Javier Aramayona (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas)

Asymptotic mapping class groups of Cantor manifolds and their finiteness properties

  • Data: 29 MARZO 2022  dalle 14:15 alle 16:00

  • Luogo: Seminario 2 ore 14:15

A Cantor manifold is a non-compact manifold obtained by gluing (holed) copies of a fixed compact manifold in a tree-like manner. Generalizing braided Thompson groups, we introduce the asymptotic mapping class group of C, whose elements are proper isotopy classes of self-diffeomorphisms of that are ”eventually trivial.” This group happens to be an extension of a Higman-Thompson group by a direct limit of mapping class groups of compact submanifolds of C.

B acts on a contractible cube complex X of infinite dimension. We use the action to determine finiteness properties of B: in well-behaved cases, X is CAT(0) and B is of type F. More concretely, the methods apply when Y is a 2-dimensional torus, S× S1, or S× Sfor n at least 3. In these cases, the group B contains the mapping class groups of every compact surface with boundary, the automorphism groups of every finitely generated free group, or an infinite familiy of arithmetic symplectic or orthogonal groups.

In particular, the cases where Y is a sphere or a torus in dimension 2 yields a positive answer to a question of Funar-Kapoudjian-Sergiescu. In addition, we find cases where the homology of B coincides with the stable homology of the relevant mapping class groups.

(Joint work with Kai-Uwe Bux, Jonas Flechsig, Nansen Petrosyan, and Xiaolei Wu.)