Orbit equivalence of graphs and isomorphism of graph groupoids


  • Toke Meier Carlsen
  • Marius Lie Winger




We show that the groupoids of two directed graphs are isomorphic if and only if the two graphs are orbit equivalent by an orbit equivalence that preserves isolated eventually periodic points. We also give a complete description of the (topological) isolated points of the boundary path space of a graph. As a result, we are able to show that the groupoids of two directed graphs with finitely many vertices and no sinks are isomorphic if and only if the two graphs are orbit equivalent, and that the groupoids of the stabilisations of two such graphs are isomorphic if and only if the stabilisations of the graphs are orbit equivalent.


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How to Cite

Carlsen, T. M., & Winger, M. L. (2018). Orbit equivalence of graphs and isomorphism of graph groupoids. MATHEMATICA SCANDINAVICA, 123(2), 239–248. https://doi.org/10.7146/math.scand.a-105087