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On contractible orbifolds

Author: Alexander Lytchak
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 141 (2013), 3303-3304
MSC (2010): Primary 57R18
Published electronically: May 16, 2013
MathSciNet review: 3068982
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Abstract: We prove that a contractible orbifold is a manifold.

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Alexander Lytchak
Affiliation: Mathematisches Institut, Einsteinstrasse 62, 48149 Münster, Germany
Address at time of publication: Universität zu Köln, Mathematisches Institut, Weyertal 86-90, 50931 Köln, Germany

Keywords: Contractible orbifold, classifying space
Received by editor(s): November 11, 2011
Received by editor(s) in revised form: November 23, 2011
Published electronically: May 16, 2013
Additional Notes: The author was supported by a Heisenberg grant of the DFG and by the SFB 878 Groups, Geometry and Actions
Communicated by: Alexander N. Dranishnikov
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