# A tropical view on Bruhat-Tits buildings and their compactifications

Open Mathematics (2011)

- Volume: 9, Issue: 2, page 390-402
- ISSN: 2391-5455

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topAnnette Werner. "A tropical view on Bruhat-Tits buildings and their compactifications." Open Mathematics 9.2 (2011): 390-402. <http://eudml.org/doc/269659>.

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abstract = {We relate some features of Bruhat-Tits buildings and their compactifications to tropical geometry. If G is a semisimple group over a suitable non-Archimedean field, the stabilizers of points in the Bruhat-Tits building of G and in some of its compactifications are described by tropical linear algebra. The compactifications we consider arise from algebraic representations of G. We show that the fan which is used to compactify an apartment in this theory is given by the weight polytope of the representation and that it is related to the tropicalization of the hypersurface given by the character of the representation.},

author = {Annette Werner},

journal = {Open Mathematics},

keywords = {Bruhat-Tits buildings; Tropical geometry; Weight polytopes; tropical geometry; weight polytopes; connected reductive groups; maximal split tori; tropical stabiliser subgroups; compactifications},

language = {eng},

number = {2},

pages = {390-402},

title = {A tropical view on Bruhat-Tits buildings and their compactifications},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/269659},

volume = {9},

year = {2011},

}

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JO - Open Mathematics

PY - 2011

VL - 9

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EP - 402

AB - We relate some features of Bruhat-Tits buildings and their compactifications to tropical geometry. If G is a semisimple group over a suitable non-Archimedean field, the stabilizers of points in the Bruhat-Tits building of G and in some of its compactifications are described by tropical linear algebra. The compactifications we consider arise from algebraic representations of G. We show that the fan which is used to compactify an apartment in this theory is given by the weight polytope of the representation and that it is related to the tropicalization of the hypersurface given by the character of the representation.

LA - eng

KW - Bruhat-Tits buildings; Tropical geometry; Weight polytopes; tropical geometry; weight polytopes; connected reductive groups; maximal split tori; tropical stabiliser subgroups; compactifications

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/269659

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