3-manifolds and Kähler groups

25 February 2015
Claudio Llosa Isenrich

A Kähler group is a group which is isomorphic to the fundamental group of a compact Kähler manifold. In 2008 Dimca and Suciu proved that the groups which are both Kähler and isomorphic to the fundamental group of a closed 3-manifold are precisely the finite subgroups of $O(4)$ which act freely on $S^3$. In this talk we will explain Kotschick's proof of this result. On the 3-manifold side the main tools that will be used are the first Betti number and Poincare Duality and on the Kähler group side we will make use of the Albanese map and some basic results about Kähler groups. All relevant notions will be explained in the talk.

  • Junior Topology and Group Theory Seminar