# When does the associated graded Lie algebra of an arrangement group decompose?

### Alexander I. Suciu

Northeastern University, Boston, USA### Stefan Papadima

Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania

## Abstract

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a complex hyperplane arrangement, with fundamental group $G$ and holonomy Lie algebra $\mathfrak{H}$. Suppose $\mathfrak{H}_3$ is a free abelian group of minimum possible rank, given the values the Möbius function $\mu\colon \mathcal{L}_2\to \mathbb{Z}$ takes on the rank $2$ flats of $\mathcal{A}$. Then the associated graded Lie algebra of $G$ decomposes (in degrees $\ge 2$) as a direct product of free Lie algebras. In particular, the ranks of the lower central series quotients of the group are given by $\phi_r(G)=\sum _{X\in \mathcal{L}_2} \phi_r(F_{\mu(X)})$, for $r\ge 2$. We illustrate this new Lower Central Series formula with several families of examples.