Discrete groups with finite decomposition complexity Academic Article uri icon


  • In an earlier work we introduced a geometric invariant, called finite decomposition complexity (FDC), to study topological rigidity of manifolds. In particular, we proved the stable Borel conjecture for a closed aspherical manifold whose universal cover, or equivalently whose fundamental group, has FDC. In this note we continue our study of FDC, focusing on permanence and the relation to other coarse geometric properties. In particular, we prove that the class of FDC groups is closed under taking subgroups, extensions, free amalgamated products, HNN extensions, and direct unions. As consequences we obtain further examples of FDC groups ' all elementary amenable groups and all countable subgroups of almost connected Lie groups have FDC. European Mathematical Society.

published proceedings

  • Groups Geometry and Dynamics

author list (cited authors)

  • Guentner, E., Tessera, R., & Yu, G.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Guentner, Erik||Tessera, Romain||Yu, Guoliang

publication date

  • October 2013