Morita classes in the homology of Aut(F_n) vanish after one stabilization
Abstract
There is a series of cycles in the rational homology of the groups Out(F_n), first discovered by S. Morita, which have an elementary description in terms of finite graphs. The first two of these give nontrivial homology classes, and it is conjectured that they are all nontrivial. These cycles have natural lifts to the homology of Aut(F_n), which is stably trivial by a recent result of Galatius. We show that in fact a single application of the stabilization map from Aut(F_n) to Aut(F_(n+1)) kills the Morita classes, so that they disappear immediately after they appear.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 June 2006
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/0606510
 Bibcode:
 2006math......6510C
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Algebraic Topology;
 Mathematics  KTheory and Homology;
 20J06