Infra-nilmanifolds are compact K(G, 1)-manifolds with G a torsion-free, finitely generated, virtually nilpotent group. Motivated by previous results of various authors on p-completions of K (G, 1)-spaces with G a finite or a nilpotent group, we study the homotopy type of p-completions of infra-nilmanifolds, for any prime p. We prove that the p-completion of an infra-nilmanifold is a virtually nitpotent space which is either aspherical or has infinitely many nonzero homotopy groups. The same is true for p-localization. Moreover, we show by means of examples that rationalizations of infra-nilmanifolds may be elliptic or hyperbolic.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2002|