Geometriae Dedicata

, Volume 159, Issue 1, pp 51–69 | Cite as

Surface framed braids

  • Paolo BellingeriEmail author
  • Sylvain Gervais
Original Paper


In this paper we introduce the framed pure braid group on n strands of an oriented surface, a topological generalisation of the pure braid group P n . We give different equivalent definitions for framed pure braid groups and we study exact sequences relating these groups with other generalisations of P n , usually called surface pure braid groups. The notion of surface framed braid groups is also introduced.


Surface braid groups Mapping class groups 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

20F36 57M05 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mathématiques Nicolas OresmeUniversité de Caen, CNRS-UMR 6139CaenFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire Jean LerayUniversité de Nantes, CNRS-UMR 6629NantesFrance

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