The large scale geometry of strongly aperiodic subshifts of finite type
Cohen, David Bruce
Putman, Thomas Andrew
Doctor of Philosophy
A subshift on a group G is a closed, G-invariant subset of A to the G, for some finite set A. It is said to be of finite type if it is defined by a finite collection of “forbidden patterns” and to be strongly aperiodic if it has no points fixed by a nontrivial element of the group. We show that if G has at least two ends, then there are no strongly aperiodic subshifts of finite type on G (as was previously known for free groups). Additionally, we show that among torsion free, finitely presented groups, the property of having a strongly aperiodic subshift of finite type is invariant under quasi isometry.
geometric group theory; symbolic dynamics