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Highly faithful actions and dense free subgroups in full groups

  • François Le Maître

    Université Paris Diderot, France
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Abstract

In this paper, we show that every measure-preserving ergodic equivalence relation of cost less than mm comes from a “rich” faithful invariant random subgroup of the free group on mm generators, strengthening a result of Bowen which had been obtained by a Baire category argument.

Our proof is completely explicit: we use our previous construction of topological generators for full groups and observe that these generators induce a totally non free action. We then twist this construction so that the action is moreover amenable onto almost every orbit and highly faithful.

In particular, we obtain that the full group of a measure-preserving ergodic equivalence of cost less than m contains a dense free subgroup on m generators.

Cite this article

François Le Maître, Highly faithful actions and dense free subgroups in full groups. Groups Geom. Dyn. 12 (2018), no. 1, pp. 207–230

DOI 10.4171/GGD/446