Algebraic & Geometric Topology
- Algebr. Geom. Topol.
- Volume 12, Number 1 (2012), 421-433.
Bounded orbits and global fixed points for groups acting on the plane
Let be a group acting on by orientation-preserving homeomorphisms. We show that a tight bound on orbits implies a global fixed point. Precisely, if for some there is a ball of radius such that each point in the ball satisfies for all , and the action of satisfies a nonwandering hypothesis, then the action has a global fixed point. In particular any group of measure-preserving, orientation-preserving homeomorphisms of with uniformly bounded orbits has a global fixed point. The constant is sharp.
As an application, we also show that a group acting on by diffeomorphisms with orbits bounded as above is left orderable.
Algebr. Geom. Topol., Volume 12, Number 1 (2012), 421-433.
Received: 11 November 2011
Accepted: 18 November 2011
First available in Project Euclid: 19 December 2017
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Mann, Kathryn. Bounded orbits and global fixed points for groups acting on the plane. Algebr. Geom. Topol. 12 (2012), no. 1, 421--433. doi:10.2140/agt.2012.12.421. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.agt/1513715344