SMS scnews item created by Anna Romanov at Mon 23 Sep 2019 0757
Type: Seminar
Modified: Tue 24 Sep 2019 1023
Distribution: World
Calendar1: 27 Sep 2019 1430-1630
CalLoc1: Quad S225
CalTitle1: Naqvi - An introduction to buildings
Auth: romanova@ (arom8272) in SMS-SAML

Informal Friday Seminar: Naqvi -- An introduction to buildings

Buildings are a class of simplicial complexes with nice combinatorial and geometric 
structure. Originally developed by Jacques Tits in the 70s as a way to study semisimple 
algebraic groups over arbitrary fields, they generalise properties of flag manifolds 
and symmetric spaces. This talk is a friendly introduction to the theory of buildings.

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