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Affine Buildings

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Misha Kapovich, UCDavis, Math.Dept
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Jan 17 2012, 4:10PM

I will explain how to associate affine buildings to algebraic groups and symmetric spaces. In particular, I will explain how buildings appear in "anti-physics" which describes a universe which is smooth on small scale and chaotic on large scale, e.g., the hyperbolic plane.