Let K be a field. We show that every countable subgroup of GL(n,K) is uniformly embeddable in a Hilbert space. This implies that Novikov's higher signature conjecture holds for these groups. We also show that every countable subgroup of GL(2,K) admits a proper, affine isometric action on a Hilbert space. This implies that the Baum-Connes conjecture holds for these groups. Finally, we show that every subgroup of GL(n,K) is exact, in the sense of C*-algebra theory.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Publications Mathematiques de l'Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques|
|State||Published - Jun 2005|
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