The simplicial approach to buildingsStudent-Run Combinatorics & Algebra
|Speaker:||Christopher Westenberger, UC Davis|
|Start time:||Thu, Dec 1 2011, 3:10PM|
Buildings will be introduced not as places to hold seminars in, but rather as simplicial complexes which can be expressed as a union of subcomplexes (called apartments) subject to additional axioms. I will introduce several examples of buildings and if time permits the homotopy type of a building will be discussed.