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Factors from trees

Authors: Jacqui Ramagge and Guyan Robertson
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 125 (1997), 2051-2055
MSC (1991): Primary 46L10
MathSciNet review: 1377004
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Abstract: We construct factors of type $\mathrm {III}_{1/n}$ for $n\in {\Bbb N}, n\geq 2$, from group actions on homogeneous trees and their boundaries. Our result is a discrete analogue of a result of R.J Spatzier, where the hyperfinite factor of type $\mathrm {III}_{1}$ is constructed from a group action on the boundary of the universal cover of a manifold.

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Jacqui Ramagge
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia

Guyan Robertson
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia

Received by editor(s): January 26, 1996
Communicated by: Palle E. T. Jorgensen
Article copyright: © Copyright 1997 American Mathematical Society