# The minimal genus problem for right angled Artin groups

@inproceedings{Boyd2021TheMG, title={The minimal genus problem for right angled Artin groups}, author={Rachael Boyd and Thorben Kastenholz and Jean Pierre Mutanguha}, year={2021} }

We investigate the minimal genus problem for the second homology of a right angled Artin group (RAAG). Firstly, we present a lower bound for the minimal genus of a second homology class, equal to half the rank of the corresponding cap product matrix. We show that for complete graphs, trees, and complete bipartite graphs, this bound is an equality, and furthermore in these cases the minimal genus can always be realised by a disjoint union of tori. Additionally, we give a full characterisation of… Expand

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