Smoothening singular group actions on manifolds

Dia 2019-03-22 14:30:00-03:00
Hora 2019-03-22 14:30:00-03:00
LugarSalón de seminarios del IMERL, Facultad de Ingeniería

Smoothening singular group actions on manifolds

Michele Triestino (Université de Bourgogne)

Motivated by the recent results around Zimmer’s program, we study group actions on manifolds, with singular regularity (we require that every element is differentiable at all but countably many points). The groups under considerations have a fixed point property, named FW, which generalizes Kazhdan’s property (T) (in particular we can consider actions of lattices in higher rank simple Lie groups).

The main result is that if a group G has property FW, any singular action of G on a closed manifold
1) either has a finite orbit,
2) or is conjugate to a differentiable action, up to changing the differentiable structure of the manifold.

Joint work with Yash Lodha and Nicolas Matte Bon.