TY - JOUR
T1 - Wreath products of groups acting with bounded orbits
AU - Leemann, Paul-Henry
PY - 2024/3/12
Y1 - 2024/3/12
N2 - If S is a subcategory of metric spaces, we say that a group G has property S if any isometric action on an \CatS-space has bounded orbits. Examples of such subcategories include metric spaces, affine real Hilbert spaces, CAT(0) cube complexes, connected median graphs, trees or ultra-metric spaces. The corresponding properties BS are respectively Bergman's property, property FH (which, for countable groups, is equivalent to the celebrated Kazhdan's property (T)), property FW (both for CAT(0) cube complexes and for connected median graphs), property FA and uncountable cofinality.Historically many of these properties were defined using the existence of fixed points.Our main result is that for many subcategories S, the wreath product G\wr_X H has property BS if and only if both G and H have property BS and X is finite. On one hand, this encompasses in a general setting previously known results for properties FH and FW.On the other hand, this also applies to the Bergman's property.Finally, we also obtain that G\wr_X H has uncountable cofinality if and only if both G and H have uncountable cofinality and H acts on X with finitely many orbits.
AB - If S is a subcategory of metric spaces, we say that a group G has property S if any isometric action on an \CatS-space has bounded orbits. Examples of such subcategories include metric spaces, affine real Hilbert spaces, CAT(0) cube complexes, connected median graphs, trees or ultra-metric spaces. The corresponding properties BS are respectively Bergman's property, property FH (which, for countable groups, is equivalent to the celebrated Kazhdan's property (T)), property FW (both for CAT(0) cube complexes and for connected median graphs), property FA and uncountable cofinality.Historically many of these properties were defined using the existence of fixed points.Our main result is that for many subcategories S, the wreath product G\wr_X H has property BS if and only if both G and H have property BS and X is finite. On one hand, this encompasses in a general setting previously known results for properties FH and FW.On the other hand, this also applies to the Bergman's property.Finally, we also obtain that G\wr_X H has uncountable cofinality if and only if both G and H have uncountable cofinality and H acts on X with finitely many orbits.
KW - wreath product
KW - bounded orbits
KW - property FW
KW - property FH
U2 - 10.4171/LEM/1059
DO - 10.4171/LEM/1059
M3 - Article
SN - 2309-4672
VL - 70
SP - 121
EP - 149
JO - Enseignement mathématiques
JF - Enseignement mathématiques
IS - 1/2
ER -