SMS scnews item created by James East at Wed 6 Oct 2010 0950
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 8 Oct 2010
Calendar1: 8 Oct 2010 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 175
Auth: jamese@bari.maths.usyd.edu.au

Algebra Seminar

Infinite generation of non-cocompact lattices on right-angled buildings

Anne Thomas

Friday October 8, 12:05--12:55pm, Carslaw 175

Abstract

Let Gamma be a non-cocompact lattice on a locally finite regular right-angled building X. Examples of such X include products of locally finite regular or biregular trees, or Bourdon's building I_{p,q}, which has apartments hyperbolic planes tesselated by right-angled p-gons and all vertex links the complete bipartite graph K_{q,q}. We prove that if Gamma has a strict fundamental domain then Gamma is not finitely generated. The proof uses a topological criterion for finite generation and the separation properties of subcomplexes of X called tree-walls. This is joint work with Kevin Wortman (Utah).

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After the seminar we will take the speaker to lunch.

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James East james.east@sydney.edu.au


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