Suppose $G$ is a discrete group given by finitely many generators with finitely many relations. Can the homology groups $H_i(G, \mathbb{Q})$, or equivalently $H_i(BG, \mathbb{Q})$ (topological homology of the classifying space) be infinite-dimensional? Can they be nonzero for infinitely many $i$?

For any finitely presented groups I've seen, the answer is a surprising "no" (all finitely presented groups I know act on a finite-dimensional contractible space with finite stabilizers, and it follows that above the dimension of this space, homology vanishes). But it really should be the case that a "general" finitely-presented group has infinite homology... does anyone know of an example?

A finitely presented group whose 3-dimensional integral homology is not finitely generated, see here. $\endgroup$ – Alex Suciu Aug 7 '14 at 8:27