Published by Duke University Press since its inception in 1935, the Duke Mathematical Journal is one of the world's leading mathematical journals. DMJ emphasizes the most active and influential areas of current mathematics. Advance publication of articles online is available.

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  • ISSN: 0012-7094 (print), 1547-7398 (electronic)
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Discipline(s): Mathematics
  • Full text available in Euclid: 1935--
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On finiteness properties of the Johnson filtrations

Mikhail Ershov and Sue He Volume 167, Number 9 (2018)

Let Γ be either the automorphism group of the free group of rank n4 or the mapping class group of an orientable surface of genus n12 with at most 1 boundary component, and let G be either the subgroup of IA-automorphisms or the Torelli subgroup of Γ. For NN denote by γNG the Nth term of the lower central series of G. We prove that

(i) any subgroup of G containing γ2G=[G,G] (in particular, the Johnson kernel in the mapping class group case) is finitely generated;

(ii) if N=2 or n8N4 and K is any subgroup of G containing γNG (for instance, K can be the Nth term of the Johnson filtration of G), then G/[K,K] is nilpotent and hence the Abelianization of K is finitely generated;

(iii) if H is any finite-index subgroup of Γ containing γNG, with N as in (ii), then H has finite Abelianization.