Geometric finite amalgamations of hyperbolic 3-manifold groups are not LERF

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 15:00 to 15:50
Thackeray 427
Speaker Information
Hongbin Sun
Rutgers University

Abstract or Additional Information

A group G is called LERF if the property that an element not lying in a finitely generated subgroup is visible via a finite quotient of G. LERFness of groups is closely related with low-dimensional topology: whether an immersed \pi_1-injective object can be lifted to embedding in some finite cover. We will show that, for any two finite volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds, the amalgamations of their fundamental groups along nontrivial geometrically finite subgroups are always not LERF. A consequence of this result is: all arithmetic hyperbolic manifolds with dimension at least 4, with possible exceptions in 7-dimensional manifolds defined by the octonion, their fundamental groups are not LERF.