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Homology stability for symmetric diffeomorphism and mapping class groups

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 December 2015

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For any smooth compact manifold W with boundary of dimension of at least two we prove that the classifying spaces of its group of diffeomorphisms which fix a set of k points or k embedded disks (up to permutation) satisfy homology stability. The same is true for so-called symmetric diffeomorphisms of W connected sum with k copies of an arbitrary compact smooth manifold Q of the same dimension. The analogues for mapping class groups as well as other generalisations will also be proved.

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