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, Volume 109, Issue 1, pp 185–244 | Cite as

The C1 generic diffeomorphism has trivial centralizer

  • Christian Bonatti
  • Sylvain Crovisier
  • Amie Wilkinson


Answering a question of Smale, we prove that the space of C1 diffeomorphisms of a compact manifold contains a residual subset of diffeomorphisms whose centralizers are trivial.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Bonatti
    • 1
  • Sylvain Crovisier
    • 2
  • Amie Wilkinson
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS–Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne, UMR 5584Dijon CedexFrance
  2. 2.CNRS–LAGA, UMR 7539Université Paris 13VilletaneuseFrance
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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