Compact Clifford-Klein Forms of Homogeneous Manifolds,
AMS 1997 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, 12-13 April 1997.

Let G be a Lie group and H its closed subgroup. We say a discrete subgroup Γ of G is a discontinuous group for G/H if the natural action of Γ on G/H is properly discontinuous. If the action of Γ is furthermore fixed point free, then double coset space Γ G/H carries a natural manifold structure, which we say a Clifford-Klein form of a homogeneous manifold G/H. An important feature in our setting is that H is non-compact and that not all discrete subgroup of G can act properly discontinuously on G/H. Fundamental problems are:

  1. Which homogeneous manifold G/H admits an infinite discontinuous group?
  2. Which homogeneous manifold G/H admits a compact Clifford-Klein form?
Our concern is mainly with reductive cases and we shall present:

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