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A Birman exact sequence for Aut(Fn)
The Birman exact sequence describes the effect on the mapping class group of a surface with boundary of gluing discs to the boundary components. We construct an analogous exact sequence for the automorphism group of a free ...
The complex of partial bases for Fn and nite generation of the Torelli subgroup of Aut(Fn)
We study the complex of partial bases of a free group, which is an analogue for Aut(Fn) of the curve complex for the mapping class group. We prove that it is connected and simply connected, and we also prove that its ...