Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 10 Jul 2019

CalTitle1: Algebra Seminar: Platonic lattices for trivalent Platonic polygonal complexes

Auth: kevinc@193-119-95-34.tpgi.com.au (kcou7211) in SMS-WASM

Anne Thomas (University of Sydney) Friday 24 May, 12-1pm, Place: Carslaw 375 Title: Platonic lattices for trivalent Platonic polygonal complexes Abstract: A polygonal complex X is Platonic if Aut(X) acts transitively on the set of flags (vertex, edge, face) of X. Trivalent Platonic polygonal complexes X of nonpositive curvature were investigated by Swiatkowski, who determined in particular when the locally compact group Aut(X) is nondiscrete. For these X, we use triangles of finite groups to investigate the existence of Platonic lattices in Aut(X), where a Platonic lattice is a discrete subgroup of Aut(X) which acts flag-transitively. Our constructions include the first examples of lattices in nondiscrete Aut(X) where X is neither a building nor a Davis complex. By results of Haglund, Agol and Haglund-Wise, the Platonic lattices we obtain are linear groups. This is joint work with Inna Capdeboscq and Michael Giudici.