Journal of Differential Geometry

Bounded characteristic classes and flat bundles

Indira Chatterji, Yves de Cornulier, Guido Mislin, and Christophe Pittet

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Let $G$ be a connected Lie group. We show that all characteristic classes of $G$ are bounded—when viewed in the cohomology of the classifying space of the group $G$ with the discrete topology—if and only if the derived group of the radical of $G$ is simply connected in its Lie group topology. We also give equivalent conditions in terms of stable commutator length and distortion.

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J. Differential Geom., Volume 95, Number 1 (2013), 39-51.

First available in Project Euclid: 29 July 2013

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Chatterji, Indira; de Cornulier, Yves; Mislin, Guido; Pittet, Christophe. Bounded characteristic classes and flat bundles. J. Differential Geom. 95 (2013), no. 1, 39--51. doi:10.4310/jdg/1375124608.

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