Mathematical Research Letters

Volume 5 (1998)

Number 6

Rational homology of $\text{\rm Aut}$($F_n$)

Pages: 759 – 780



Allen Hatcher

Karen Vogtmann


We compute the rational homology in dimensions less than seven of the group of automorphisms of a finitely generated free group of arbitrary rank. The only non-zero group in this range is $H_4(\text{\rm Aut}(F_4);\Q)$, which is one-dimensional.

Published 1 January 1998