Bounded cohomology of transformation groups. Academic Article uri icon


  • Let $M$ be a complete connected Riemannian manifold of finite volume. In this paper we present a new method of constructing classes in bounded cohomology of transformation groups such as $Homeo_0(M,\mu)$, $Diff_0(M,vol)$ and $Symp_0(M,\omega)$ (in case $M$ is symplectic). As an application we show that, under certain conditions on $\pi_1(M)$, the $3^{rd}$ bounded cohomology of these groups is infinite dimensional.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019