Seminars & Colloquia Calendar
Buildings, surfaces and quaternions
Alina Vdovina, Newcastle University
Location: HILL 705
Date & time: Friday, 01 December 2017 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Abstract: Buildings are exciting objects which have geometric, algebraic and number theoretical aspects. We will give elementary
constructions of several classes of buildings as universal covers of finite complexes. Then (as a geometric application) we will show a connection of our results with Gromov's surface subgroup question and (as an arithmetic application) we will give explicit examples of quaternionic lattices.