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Geometriae Dedicata

, Volume 125, Issue 1, pp 141–158 | Cite as

An introduction to right-angled Artin groups

  • Ruth Charney
Original Paper

Abstract

Recently, right-angled Artin groups have attracted much attention in geometric group theory. They have a rich structure of subgroups and nice algorithmic properties, and they give rise to cubical complexes with a variety of applications. This survey article is meant to introduce readers to these groups and to give an overview of the relevant literature.

Keywords

Artin group CAT(0) cube complex 

Mathematics Subject Classification (1991)

20F36 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBrandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

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