- We show that for a wide class of manifold pairs N, M satisfying dim(M) = dim(N) + 1, every \pi_1-injective map f : N --> M factorises up to homotopy as a finite cover of an embedding. This result, in the spirit of Waldhausen's torus theorem, is derived using Cappell's surgery methods from a new algebraic splitting theorem for Poincare duality groups. As an application we derive a new obstruction to the existence of \pi_1-injective maps.
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- This is the final version of our article `Topological Superrigidity'
A Topological Splitting Theorem for Poincare Duality Groups and High-dimensional Manifolds
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