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Twisted conjugacy classes in nilpotent groups

  • Daciberg Gonçalves and Peter Wong


A group is said to have the R property if every automorphism has an infinite number of twisted conjugacy classes. We study the question whether G has the R property when G is a finitely generated torsion-free nilpotent group. As a consequence, we show that for every positive integer n ≧ 5, there is a compact nilmanifold of dimension n on which every homeomorphism is isotopic to a fixed point free homeomorphism. As a by-product, we give a purely group theoretic proof that the free group on two generators has the R property. The R property for virtually abelian and for -nilpotent groups are also discussed.

Received: 2007-06-26
Revised: 2008-03-04
Published Online: 2009-06-16
Published in Print: 2009-August

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