Braid groups and Artin groups
Luis ParisUniversité de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
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This chapter is a survey on the braid groups, the Artin groups, and the Garside groups. It is a presentation, accessible to non-experts, of various topological and algebraic aspects of these groups. It is also a report on three points of the theory: the faithful linear representations, the cohomology, and the geometrical representations.