Palindromic subshifts and simple periodic groups of intermediate growth


We describe a new class of groups of Burnside type, by giving a procedure transforming an arbitrary non-free minimal action of the dihedral group on a Cantor set into an orbit equivalent action of an infinite finitely generated periodic group. We show that if the associated Schreier graphs are linearly repetitive, then the group is of intermediate growth. In particular, this gives first examples of simple groups of intermediate growth.


Volodymyr Nekrashevych

Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3368