Closed aspherical manifolds with center

Sylvain Cappell, Shmuel Weinberger, Min Yan

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We show that in all dimensions greater than 7 there are closed aspherical manifolds whose fundamental groups have nontrivial center but do not possess any topological circle actions. This disproves a conjectured converse (proposed by Conner and Raymond) to a classical theorem of Borel

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberjtt023
Pages (from-to)1009-1018
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Topology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geometry and Topology


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