Z-Structures on Product Groups
Carrie Tirel, Ph. D. Defense
Monday, August 2, 2010, 1:00 pm, EMS E408
A Z-structure on a group G, defined by M. Bestvina, is a pair (∧X, Z) of spaces such that ∧X is a compact ER, Z is a Z-set in ∧X, G acts properly and cocompactly on X=∧X\Z, and the collection of translates of any compact set in X forms a null sequence in ∧X. It is natural to ask whether a given group admits a Z-structure. In this paper, we will show that if two groups each admit a Z-structure, then so do their free and direct products.
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