Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars
Affine BuildingsQMAP Seminar
|Speaker:||Misha Kapovich, UCDavis, Math.Dept|
|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.