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Let K be the field of formal Laurent series over the finite field of order q. We construct cocompact lattices \Gamma'_0 < \Gamma_0 in the group G = PGL_d(K) which are type-preserving and act transitively on the set of vertices of each type in the building associated to G. The stabiliser of each vertex in \Gamma'_0 is a Singer cycle and the stabiliser of each vertex in \Gamma_0 is isomorphic to the normaliser of a Singer cycle in PGL_d(q). We then show that the intersections of \Gamma'_0 and \...
Let G be a complete Kac-Moody group of rank n \geq 2 over the finite field of order q, with Weyl group W and building \Delta. We first show that if W is right-angled, then for all q \neq 1 mod 4 the group G admits a cocompact lattice \Gamma which acts transitively on the chambers of \Delta. We also obtain a cocompact lattice for q =1 mod 4 in the case that \Delta is Bourdon's building. As a corollary of our constructions, for certain right-angled W and certain q, the lattice \Gamma has a surf...
Comment: 10 pages. Incorporates referee's comments. To appear in Proceedings of the conference "Geometry, Topology and Dynamics in Negative Curvature", Bangalore August 2010
Recent work of Lazarovich provides necessary and sufficient conditions on a graph L for there to exist a unique simply-connected (k,L)-complex. The two conditions are symmetry properties of the graph, namely star-transitivity and st(edge)-transitivity. In this paper we investigate star-transitive and st(edge)-transitive graphs by studying the structure of the vertex and edge stabilisers of such graphs. We also provide new examples of graphs that are both star-transitive and st(edge)-transitive.
Let W be a 2-dimensional right-angled Coxeter group. We characterise such W with linear and quadratic divergence, and construct right-angled Coxeter groups with divergence polynomial of arbitrary degree. Our proofs use the structure of walls in the Davis complex.
Bowditch's JSJ tree for splittings over 2-ended subgroups is a quasi-isometry invariant for 1-ended hyperbolic groups which are not cocompact Fuchsian. Our main result gives an explicit, computable "visual" construction of this tree for certain hyperbolic right-angled Coxeter groups. As an application of our construction we identify a large class of such groups for which the JSJ tree, and hence the visual boundary, is a complete quasi-isometry invariant, and thus the quasi-isometry problem is...
Let (W,S) be a finite rank Coxeter system with W infinite. We prove that the limit weak order on the blocks of infinite reduced words of W is encoded by the topology of the Tits boundary of the Davis complex X of W. We consider many special cases, including W word hyperbolic, and X with isolated flats. We establish that when W is word hyperbolic, the limit weak order is the disjoint union of weak orders of finite Coxeter groups. We also establish, for each boundary point \xi, a natural order-...
Let \Gamma be a non-cocompact lattice on a locally finite regular right-angled building X. We prove that if \Gamma has a strict fundamental domain then \Gamma is not finitely generated. We use the separation properties of subcomplexes of X called tree-walls.
Let I(p,v) be Bourdon's building, the unique simply-connected 2-complex such that all 2-cells are regular right-angled hyperbolic p-gons and the link at each vertex is the complete bipartite graph K(v,v). We investigate and mostly determine the set of triples (p,v,g) for which there exists a uniform lattice {\Gamma} in Aut(I(p,v)) such that {\Gamma}\I(p,v) is a compact orientable surface of genus g. Surprisingly, the existence of {\Gamma} depends upon the value of v. The remaining cases lead ...
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