Jordan property for Cremona groups


Assuming the Borisov-Alexeev-Borisov conjecture, we prove that there is a constant $J=J(n)$ such that for any rationally connected variety $X$ of dimension $n$ and any finite subgroup $G\subset{\rm Bir}(X)$ there exists a normal abelian subgroup $A\subset G$ of index at most $J$. In particular, we obtain that the Cremona group ${\rm Cr}_3={\rm Bir}({\Bbb P}^3)$ enjoys the Jordan property.