BRAID GROUPS ARE LINEAR

@inproceedings{Bigelow2001BRAIDGA,
  title={BRAID GROUPS ARE LINEAR},
  author={Stephen J. Bigelow},
  year={2001}
}
The braid groups Bn were originally introduced by Emil Artin in 1926. They have many interpretations, for example, as the group of geometric braids in R, as the Artin group of type An, as the fundamental group of a certain hyperplane arrangement, as a subgroup of the automorphism group of a free group, and so on. In this paper we will use the interpretation of Bn as the mapping class group of an n-times punctured disk. A group is said to be linear if it admits a faithful representation into GL… CONTINUE READING

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