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Some geometric groups with the Rapid Decay property
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"... Abstract. We explain some simple methods to establish the property of Rapid Decay for a number of groups arising geometrically. We also give new examples of groups with the property of Rapid Decay. In particular we establish the property of Rapid Decay for all lattices in rank one Lie groups. ..."
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Abstract. We explain some simple methods to establish the property of Rapid Decay for a number of groups arising geometrically. We also give new examples of groups with the property of Rapid Decay. In particular we establish the property of Rapid Decay for all lattices in rank one Lie groups.
Groups acting on CAT(0) cube complexes
, 1997
"... We show that groups satisfying Kazhdan's property (T) have no unbounded actions on finite dimensional CAT(0) cube complexes, and deduce that there is a locally CAT( \Gamma1 ) Riemannian manifold which is not homotopy equivalent to any finite dimensional, locally CAT(0) cube complex. AMS Classificat ..."
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We show that groups satisfying Kazhdan's property (T) have no unbounded actions on finite dimensional CAT(0) cube complexes, and deduce that there is a locally CAT( \Gamma1 ) Riemannian manifold which is not homotopy equivalent to any finite dimensional, locally CAT(0) cube complex. AMS Classification numbers Primary: 20F32 Secondary: 20E42, 20G20 Keywords: Kazhdan's property (T), Tits' buildings, hyperbolic geometry, CAT(0) cube complexes, locally CAT( \Gamma1 ) spaces, Sp(n; 1)manifolds Proposed: Walter Neumann Received: 28 October 1996 Seconded: David Gabai, Robion Kirby Accepted: 6 February 1997 1 ISSN 13640380 Copyright Geometry and Topology 1 1 Introduction The CAT() inequality gives a measure of the curvature of a geodesic metric space X by comparing the width of the geodesic triangles in X with those of the corresponding triangles in the simply connected Riemannian manifold of constant curvature . The theory of CAT() metric spaces is described in [2]. A geodesic met...
Hilbert space compression and exactness of discrete groups
 J. Funct. Anal
, 2005
"... Abstract. We show that the Hilbert space compression of any finite dimensional CAT(0) cube complex is 1 and deduce that any discrete group acting properly, cocompactly on a CAT(0) cube complex is exact. The class of groups covered by this theorem includes free groups, finitely generated Coxeter gro ..."
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Abstract. We show that the Hilbert space compression of any finite dimensional CAT(0) cube complex is 1 and deduce that any discrete group acting properly, cocompactly on a CAT(0) cube complex is exact. The class of groups covered by this theorem includes free groups, finitely generated Coxeter groups, finitely generated right angled Artin groups, finitely presented groups satisfying the B(4)T(4) small cancellation condition and all those wordhyperbolic groups satisfying the B(6) condition. Another family of examples is provided by certain canonical surgeries defined by link diagrams.
Cubulating spaces with walls
 Algebr. Geom. Topol
"... Abstract We describe a correspondence between spaces with walls and CAT(0) cube complexes. AMS Classi cation 20F65; 20E42 Keywords Space with walls, Median graph, CAT(0) cube complex ..."
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Abstract We describe a correspondence between spaces with walls and CAT(0) cube complexes. AMS Classi cation 20F65; 20E42 Keywords Space with walls, Median graph, CAT(0) cube complex
Hereditary conjugacy separability of right angled Artin groups and its applications
"... Abstract. We prove that finite index subgroups of right angled Artin groups are conjugacy separable. We then apply this result to establish various properties of other classes of groups. In particular, we show that any word hyperbolic Coxeter group contains a conjugacy separable subgroup of finite i ..."
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Abstract. We prove that finite index subgroups of right angled Artin groups are conjugacy separable. We then apply this result to establish various properties of other classes of groups. In particular, we show that any word hyperbolic Coxeter group contains a conjugacy separable subgroup of finite index and has a residually finite outer automorphism group. Another consequence of the main result is that BestvinaBrady groups are
Cubulating random groups at density less than 1/6
 Trans. Amer. Math. Soc
"... Abstract. We prove that random groups at density less than 1 6 act freely and cocompactly on CAT(0) cube complexes, and that random groups at density less than 1 have codimension1 subgroups. In partic5 ular, Property (T) fails to hold at density less than 1 ..."
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Abstract. We prove that random groups at density less than 1 6 act freely and cocompactly on CAT(0) cube complexes, and that random groups at density less than 1 have codimension1 subgroups. In partic5 ular, Property (T) fails to hold at density less than 1
The FAn Conjecture for Coxeter groups
, 2005
"... We study global fixed points for actions of Coxeter groups on nonpositively curved singular spaces. In particular, we consider property FAn, an analogue of Serre’s property FA for CAT(0) complexes of higher dimension. FAn has applications to irreducible representations and to complex of groups decom ..."
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We study global fixed points for actions of Coxeter groups on nonpositively curved singular spaces. In particular, we consider property FAn, an analogue of Serre’s property FA for CAT(0) complexes of higher dimension. FAn has applications to irreducible representations and to complex of groups decompositions. In this paper, we give a specific condition on Coxeter presentations that implies FAn and show that this condition is in fact equivalent to FAn for n = 1 and 2. 1
Coarse decompositions of boundaries for CAT(0) groups, Electronic preprint arxiv:math/0611006
, 2007
"... In this work we introduce a new combinatorial notion of boundary ℜC of an ωdimensional cubing C. ℜC is defined to be the set of almostequality classes of ultrafilters on the standard system of halfspaces of C, endowed with an order relation reflecting the interaction between the Tychonoff closures ..."
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In this work we introduce a new combinatorial notion of boundary ℜC of an ωdimensional cubing C. ℜC is defined to be the set of almostequality classes of ultrafilters on the standard system of halfspaces of C, endowed with an order relation reflecting the interaction between the Tychonoff closures of the classes. When C arises as the dual of a cubulation – or discrete system of halfspaces – H of a CAT(0) space X (for example, the NibloReeves cubulation of the DavisMoussong complex of a finite rank Coxeter group), we show how H induces a function ρ: ∂∞X → ℜC. We develop a notion of uniformness for H, generalizing the parallel walls property enjoyed by Coxeter groups, and show that, if the pair (X, H) admits a geometric action by a group G, then the fibers of ρ form a stratification of ∂∞X graded by the order structure of ℜC. We also show how this structure computes the components of the Tits boundary of X. Finally, using our result from another paper, that the uniformness of a cubulation as above implies the local finiteness of C, we give a condition for the cocompactness of the action of G on C in terms of ρ, generalizing a result of Williams, previously known only for Coxeter groups. 1
RAPID DECAY AND THE METRIC APPROXIMATION PROPERTY
, 2004
"... (MAP) if the identity map id: A → A can be approximated in the pointnorm topology by a net of finite rank contractions. The main purpose of this note is to prove the following theorem. Theorem. Let Γ be a discrete group satisfying the rapid decay property with respect to a length function ℓ which i ..."
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(MAP) if the identity map id: A → A can be approximated in the pointnorm topology by a net of finite rank contractions. The main purpose of this note is to prove the following theorem. Theorem. Let Γ be a discrete group satisfying the rapid decay property with respect to a length function ℓ which is conditionally negative. Then the reduced C∗algebra C ∗ r (Γ) has the metric approximation property. The central point of our proof is an observation that the proof of the same property for free groups due to Haagerup [2] transfers directly to this more general situation. We also note that under the same hypotheses, the Fourier algebra A(Γ) has a bounded approximate identity, which implies that it too has the MAP. A discrete group Γ satisfies property (RD) (Rapid Decay) with respect to a length function ℓ on Γ if the operator norm of any element of the group ring can be uniformly majorised by a Sobolev norm determined by ℓ. In detail, this means the following. The left action of a group Γ on itself extends to the convolution action of the group ring CΓ on the Hilbert space ℓ2 (Γ). This is the left regular representation λ of Γ which embeds the group ring in the C∗algebra B(ℓ2 (Γ)) of all bounded linear operators on ℓ2 (Γ). The reduced C∗algebra C ∗ r (Γ) is the C∗subalgebra of B(ℓ2 (Γ)) generated by λ(CΓ). For any positive real number s we define a Sobolev norm associated with the length function ℓ by
Packing subgroups in relatively hyperbolic groups
, 2009
"... We introduce the bounded packing property for a subgroup of a countable discrete group G. This property gives a finite upper bound on the number of left cosets of the subgroup that are pairwise close in G. We establish basic properties of bounded packing, and give many examples; for instance, every ..."
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We introduce the bounded packing property for a subgroup of a countable discrete group G. This property gives a finite upper bound on the number of left cosets of the subgroup that are pairwise close in G. We establish basic properties of bounded packing, and give many examples; for instance, every subgroup of a countable, virtually nilpotent group has bounded packing. We explain several natural connections between bounded packing and group actions on CAT(0) cube complexes. Our main result establishes the bounded packing of relatively quasiconvex subgroups of a relatively hyperbolic group, under mild hypotheses. As an application, we prove that relatively quasiconvex subgroups have finite height and width, properties that strongly restrict the way families of distinct conjugates of the subgroup can intersect. We prove that an infinite, nonparabolic relatively quasiconvex subgroup of a relatively hyperbolic group has finite index in its commensurator. We also prove a virtual malnormality theorem for separable, relatively quasiconvex subgroups, which is new even in the word hyperbolic case. 20F65; 20F67 1