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Hyperbolic groups have finite asymptotic dimension

Author: John Roe
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 133 (2005), 2489-2490
MSC (2000): Primary 20F67; Secondary 55M10
Published electronically: April 8, 2005
MathSciNet review: 2146189
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Abstract: We detail a proof of a result of Gromov, that hyperbolic groups (and metric spaces) have finite asymptotic dimension. This fact has become important in recent work on the Novikov conjecture.

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John Roe
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

Keywords: Gromov hyperbolicity, coarse geometry, asymptotic dimension
Received by editor(s): May 1, 2002
Published electronically: April 8, 2005
Additional Notes: The author was supported in part by NSF Grant #0100464.
Communicated by: Mohan Ramachandran
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