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09:30-11:00   Room #126 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Bernhard Mühlherr (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Mini-course on Buildings (1/3) (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
The goal of this course is to provide an overview on the theory of buildings which was developed by Jacques Tits.

In my first lecture I will begin by introducing generalized polygons, namely rank two spherical buildings, and discussing several aspects of them which will be generalized later, and then move on to defining Coxeter complexes and giving the classical definition of buildings as simplicial complexes. I will try to include as many examples as possible.

This is Part 1 of a 3-part lecture. The second lecture will follow after a ten-minute break.