Indexed on: 17 Feb '15Published on: 17 Feb '15Published in: Israel Journal of Mathematics
Let us say that a discrete countable group is stable if it has an ergodic, free, probability-measure-preserving and stable action. Let G be a discrete countable group with a central subgroup C. We present a sufficient condition and a necessary condition for G to be stable. We show that if the pair (G, C) does not have property (T), then G is stable. We also show that if the pair (G, C) has property (T) and G is stable, then the quotient group G/C is stable.