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50th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society

Plenary Talk in Macquarie Theatre

Monday 25 September 2006 at 14:00


Katrin Tent (Universität Bielefeld)


Buildings and Algebraic Groups


Tits buildings are a combinatorial way to describe the subgroup structure of algebraic groups. I will explain how buildings are defined and how the close connection between buildings and isotropic algebraic groups can be used to obtain new characterizations for these groups.