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520. Chloé Perin, Anand Pillay, Rizos Sklinos, Katrin Tent
On groups and fields interpretable in torsion-free hyperbolic groups

Submission date: 21 October 2012.


We prove that the generic type of a non-cyclic torsion-free hyperbolic group G is foreign to any interpretable abelian group, hence also to any interpretable field. This result depends, among other things, on the definable simplicity of a non-cyclic torsion-free hyperbolic group, and we take the opportunity to give a proof of the latter using Sela's description of imaginaries in torsion-free hyperbolic groups. We also use the description of imaginaries to prove that if F is a free group of rank > 2 then no orbit of a finite tuple from F under Aut(F) is definable.

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