Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics

The space of triangle buildings

Mikaël Pichot

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Abstract

I report on recent work of Sylvain Barré and myself on the space of triangle buildings.

From a set-theoretic point of view the space of triangle buildings is the family of all triangle buildings (also called Bruhat–Tits buildings of type $\tilde{A}_2$) considered up to isomorphism. This is a continuum. We shall see that it provides new tools and a general framework for studying triangle buildings, which connects notably to foliation and lamination theory, quasi-periodicity of metric spaces, and noncommutative geometry.

This text is a general presentation of the subject and explains some of these connections. Several open problems are mentioned. The last sections set up the basis for an approach via $K$-theory.

Article information

Source
Noncommutativity and Singularities: Proceedings of French–Japanese symposia held at IHÉS in 2006, J.-P. Bourguignon, M. Kotani, Y. Maeda and N. Tose, eds. (Tokyo: Mathematical Society of Japan, 2009), 321-334

Dates
Received: 2 August 2007
Revised: 3 April 2008
First available in Project Euclid: 28 November 2018

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/ euclid.aspm/1543447919

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.2969/aspm/05510321

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2463508

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1183.19003

Citation

Pichot, Mikaël. The space of triangle buildings. Noncommutativity and Singularities: Proceedings of French–Japanese symposia held at IHÉS in 2006, 321--334, Mathematical Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 2009. doi:10.2969/aspm/05510321. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aspm/1543447919


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