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On the linearity of lattices in affine buildings

Groups acting on CAT(0) spaces September 27, 2016 - September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016 (09:30 AM PDT - 10:20 AM PDT)
Speaker(s): Uri Bader (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • CAT(0) space

  • negative curvature manifolds

  • Riemannian geometry

  • buildings and complexes

  • affine buildings and cells

  • algebraic combinatorics

  • Bruhat-Tits construction

  • automorphism groups

  • Margulis superrigidity

  • discrete group actions

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One of the most prominent class of CAT(0) spaces is the class of Affine Buildings.

In dimension 1, an affine building is nothing but a tree. In dimension 3 and higher (irreducible) affine buildings are always classical, that is they are the Bruhat-Tits buildings of algebraic groups over valued fields. In dimension 2 there are loads of exotic (ie, non-classical) buildings. Some are intimately related with some sporadic finite simple groups. Many have a cocompact group of isometries.

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