# Questions tagged [buildings]

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### Reference request: existence of a subgroup of $G(\mathcal O_k)$ that is “uniform” across $P \overline{N}$

Let $G$ be a connected, reductive group over a $p$-adic field $k$. Let $P_0$ be a minimal parabolic subgroup of $G$ containing a maximal split torus $A_0$. Let $K$ be a maximal compact open subgroup ...

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### Does $G$ act 2-transitively on its Bruhat-Tits building?

Let $k$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and let $G$ be a semisimple Lie group over $k$. We consider the action of $G$ on its Bruhat-Tits building $X$.
Question: If $x,y,x',y'$ are vertices, ...

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### Decomposition of linear groups into free products

I recently learnt about Nagao's theorem which states $SL_2(k[t])\cong SL_2(k)\ast_{B(k)}B(k[t])$ for a field $k$. I read in "A.W. Mason, Serre's generalization of Nagao's theorem" that a theorem of ...

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### Valuations of root group elements appearing in the intersection of Iwasawa and Cartan double cosets

$\newcommand{\GL}{\operatorname{GL}}
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\newcommand{\val}{\mathit{val}}$Let $F$ be a local non-Archimedean field with valuation $\val$ and $G$ be (the
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### Smith normal form and affine buildings

In Smith Normal Form of powers of a matrix someone has commented saying that one can reformulate many questions about Smith normal forms in the language of affine buildings. I wanted to know of a ...

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### Tits building of a linear algebraic group

I have a basic (probably naive) question about Tits buildings. Let $G$ be a (connected) linear algebraic group over a field $k$ (I am interested in the case where $k$ is algebraically closed but I ...

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### Bruhat-Tits building of $SL_n(\mathbb{Q})$, hyperbolic isometries and its axis

Consider $G=SL_n(\mathbb{Q})$ and $p$ a prime integer. Associated to $G$ and $p$ we have its Bruhat-Tits building $\Delta$.
It is well known that $\Delta$ can be provided with a canonical $CAT(0)$ ...

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### Parahorics in nonsemisimple reductive algebraic groups

If $G$ is a semisimple algebraic group over a local field with finite residue field $K$ and $x$ a point in the Bruhat-Tits building $B(G, K)$ then the parahoric group scheme $P_x$ is a group scheme $P$...

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### Functoriality of parahorics

We know from Landvogt's work (Crelle #518, 2000) that if $G$ and $H$ are two reductive groups and $f:G \rightarrow H$ is a morphism that there is a map $\hat{f}$ from $\mathcal{B}(G, K)$ to $\mathcal{...

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### Does every Coxeter group arise from a BN-Pair? Does $\text{PGL}_2(\Bbb{Z})$?

The question is in the title. Maybe I should explain my interest in it though. To every Coxeter group $(W,S)$ (and even more general groups) and a system of parameters $(a_s,b_s)_{s \in S}$ one can ...

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### abelian subgroups of SL(n,Q_p)

Does anyone know where I can find a classification of abelian subgroups of SL(n,Q_p) isomorphic to (Q_p)^{n-1} up to conjugacy?
Even for n=2, it would be very useful. For example, over R, there are ...

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### State of the art knowledge about homology of $SL_2(k[t,t^{-1}])$

What is the current state of knowledge of the group homology of $SL_2(k[t,t^{-1}])$?
I am mostly interested in the case $k$ is algebraically closed of characteristic zero. The most recent work I am ...

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### Spherical building at infinity for $SL(n, \mathbb{Q}_p)$

Is there somewhere I can read about the spherical building at infinity for $SL(n, \mathbb{Q}_p)$?
I'm looking for something with lots of explicit examples and computations. (I have books on the ...

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### Extension of Tits' theorem on groups with a BN-pair of rank ≥ 3

Tits has proved that a finite simple group $G$ with a BN-pair of rank $n \ge 3$, is of Lie type. Let $B$ be the Borel subgroup and $(W,S)$ the Coxeter system. The subset lattice of the set $S$ is ...

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### Bruhat-Tits building for $PGL_2(F)$ and repressentation theory

I am trying to understand representation theory of $GL_2(F)$ where $F$ is a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$. I am using the following paper of Colmez to understand it:
https://webusers.imj-prg.fr/~...

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### Affine building for SL(n)

Following Garrett's book, we have the usual description of affine buildings of SL(n) in terms of homothety classes of lattices. So let $F$ be a local field, $\mathcal{O}$ be its ring of integers and $\...

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### Describing the action of $^2E_6(q)$

One of the constructions of the group $^2E_6(q)$ was presented by Tits in his paper "Les «formes réelles» des groupes de type $E_6$". It is being constructed by looking at the action of $^2E_6(q)$ on ...

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### When are maximal compacts same as maximal parahorics?

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over a complete non-archimedean field $k$. We know that maximal compacts are exactly the same as maximal parahorics when the Iwahori is open compact subgroup of $...

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### What are the special parahoric subgroups in unitary groups?

Let $L$ be a $p$-adic field and let $L'/L$ be a quadratic extension. Let $U_{L'/L}(n)$ be a quasi-split unitary group of $n\times n$ matrices with entries in $L'$. I'm curious about what the special ...

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### How do you understand the Moy-Prasad filtration of G_2?

Starting on page 44 of this paper of Reeder and Yu, the authors describe the first graded piece of the Moy-Prasad filtration on $G_2$ at a certain point (in this case it's $GL_2$ of the residue field),...

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### Is the Steinberg representation always irreducible?

Let $\mathbb{F}$ be a field. The Tits building for $\text{SL}_n(\mathbb{F})$, denoted $T_n(\mathbb{F})$, is the simplicial complex whose $k$-simplices are flags
$$0 \subsetneq V_0 \subsetneq \cdots \...

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### Global bound for number of vertices in Bruhat-Tits building

Let $G$ denote a semisimple linear algebraic group over $\mathbb Q$ and let $r$ be its absolute rank.
For any prime $p$ let $v_p$ be a vertex of the Bruhat-Tits building of $G({\mathbb Q}_p)$ and let $...

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### Buildings for Affine groups

Let $G$ denote one of the classical groups over a finite field. Is there a natural way to associate a building to the affine group $V\rtimes G$, and an analog of the Solomon-Tits theorem?

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### Pairs of rays in euclidean buildings

In section 4.1.3 of Kleiner and Leeb's paper on symmetric spaces and euclidean buildings, there's a result about pairs of rays from the same point initially spanning a flat triangle (or being ...

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### Is a cocompact CAT(0) periodic?

Let $X$ be a CAT(0) space and $G$ its group of isometries. Then $X$ is said to be cocompact, if there exists a compact set $K\subset X$ with $X=G.K$. The space $X$ is called periodic, if there exists ...

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### Understanding how to construct Bruhat-Tits buildings for non-split groups by Galois descent

Is there any way to get on top of the procedure for constructing Bruhat-Tits buildings for non-split groups over a non-archimedean local field $k$, by Galois descent, other than reading both the ...

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### Fixed points in the Bruhat-Tits building

Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over a complete discrete valuation field with perfect residue field (or just a non-arch local field). Let $\mathcal{B}$ be its reduced Bruhat-Tits building, and $...

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### Arithmetic quotients of Bruhat-Tits buildings for groups over local fields of positive characteristic

I have been led to believe that there is a result giving a description of the quotient of a Bruhat-Tits building $\Delta(G,k)$, for a semisimple algebraic group $G$ over a non-archimedean local field ...

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### Bruhat Tits buiding to visualize closed points of affine flag varieties?

In his survey "affine springer fibers and affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties", Goertz gives us a tutorial session on how to use Bruhat Tits buildings to visualize subsets of affine Grassmannians or of ...

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### When are toral orbits in buildings the difference of fixed-sets?

Let $L$ be a $p$-adic field, let $G$ be a reductive group over $L$ (I'm even okay assuming semisimplicity for now). Let $T$ be a maximal torus of $G$. Let $B$ be the building for $G(L)$. (Edit 1: "...

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### When do two lattices have the same stabilizer in the diagonal torus?

This is moved from MSE, where I asked and didn't receive an answer (see https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1145151/lattices-in-mathbbq-pn-with-the-same-stabilizer)
Let $T$ be the diagonal torus ...

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### Embedding Euclidean buildings into products of trees

A Euclidean building has a natural metric space structure. (A definition of Euclidean building can be found on Wikipedia, or, more expansively, in Section 4 of Kleiner-Leeb.)
Question: Is it true ...

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### Question on affine buildings

Let $X$ be an affine building. Assume that $X$ is periodic, by which I mean that there exists a covering $X\to F$ of a finite simplicial complex. Let $\Gamma$ denote the group of deck transformations, ...

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### algebraic groups over non-archimedean local fields acting on buildings

I was wondering could anyone tell me a reference for the fact that an absolutely quasi-simple algebraic group over a non-archimedean local field which is centreless and non-compact acts faithfully and ...

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### (Co)Homology of groups vs. Lie algebras: polynomial rings

For Lie groups (or algebraic groups over fields) there is a strong relation between the cohomology of the group and the cohomology of its Lie algebra. Some MO-question where this is discussed can be ...

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### Parshin's buildings for higher local fields

What is the status of the theory of buildings for higher local fields?
I know that there are some papers of Parshin, in which he describes some examples, like $PGL_2$ and $PGL_3$ over two-...

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### $G_\mathbb{Z}$-homotopy type of rational Tits building $\Delta_{G, \mathbb{Q}}$

Take $G$ to be a standard semisimple algebraic $\mathbb{Q}$-group, e.g. $Sp_{2g}$ or $SO(h)$ for $h$ a nondegenerate quadratic form over $\mathbb{Q}$. The arithmetic group $\Gamma=G_{\mathbb{Z}}$ has ...

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### Rational cohomology of $S$-arithmetic groups over function fields and Gauss-Bonnet

I have a question on the ranks of rational cohomology groups of
$S$-arithmetic groups over function fields. To fix the situation, $G$
is a simple Chevalley group of rank $r$, $k=\mathbb{F}_q$ a finite
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### Does a spherical building embed in a building of type $A_n$?

I'm interested in the question in the title:
Does a spherical building $B$ always embeds in a building $\tilde B$ of type $A_n$ for some $n$?
By embedding I mean an isometric embedding with respect ...

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### Clarification about Tits' article in the Corvallis

I am studying Tits' article in the Corvallis wherein he defines the apartment in the general case (not necessarily split). I wish to know what he means about the filtration of the groups $U_a(K)$ (...

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### spherical buildings for non-split groups

I am looking for references to explicit descriptions of Tits buildings for semisimple (classical) Lie groups via language of incidence geometry. Such descriptions are well-documented in the case of ...

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### Density/Thickness of rank 3 spherical buildings

I am trying to study (finite) spherical buildings from a very combinatorial point of view : Every rank 3 spherical building is a finite simplicial complex of dimension 3, so one can define its density ...

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### When is a Moy-Prasad filtration subgroup the stabilizer of a subset of the building (up to center)?

Let $G$ be a connected, simply connected, semi-simple algebraic group defined and split over a local non-arch field $k$ with integer ring $R$. Let $B$ be the corresponding reduced building. Fix an ...

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### What is a (generalized) BN-pair?

Let us consider $GL_n(K)$ over a local field $K$. It has standard subgroups $N$ and $B$. $B$ is Iwahori subgroup, $N$ consists of monomial matrices. The pair comes close to a romantic ending, i.e. ...

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### Heights in reductive groups

Let $G$ be a reductive group over a local non-archimedean field $F$, and let $B$ a Borel subgroup. For my purposes, the case $G = GL_2(\mathbb{Q}_p)$ will be sufficient with $B$ upper triangular ...

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### What is this measure on the affine Weyl group?

Let $G$ be $SL(n, F)$ for a non-archimedean local field $F$ with Iwahori subgroup $I$. Let $\mu$ be the Haar measure of $G$.
What are the properties of the function $w\mapsto \mu(IwI)/\mu(I)$ for $w$...

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### Conjugation in GL(n) (p-adic setting)

In $GL(n, \mathbb{Q}_p)$, what are the orbits under conjugation of $GL(n, \mathbb{Z}_p)$?

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### Parabolic subgroups and BN-pairs

We note $G$ a connected algebraic group, $T$ a maximal torus in $G$, $B$ a Borel subgroup containing $T$. We put also, $N=N_{G}(T)$ the normalizer of $T$ in $G$. We know that $(B,N)$ is a BN-pair of $...

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### Algorithm for the cell multiplication rule for GL(n,F)

Consider $F$ a non archimedean field and let $o$ be its ring of integer
Let $B$ be the Iwahori subgroup of $GL_n(F)$ (resp. $GL_n(o)$) and let $N$ be the normalizer of the diagonal matrices (...

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### What is a canonical set of representatives in $GL(n,F)$ for the vertices in the Bruhat Tits building?

$F$ is a non archimedean field here. To be more precise, I would actually prefer a set of representative in $B(F)$ for the discrete space $B(F) / B(o)Z(F)$?
This can be phrased also as question about ...