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Property ($T$) for Groups Graded by Root Systems, Paperback / softback Book

Property ($T$) for Groups Graded by Root Systems Paperback / softback

Part of the Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society series


The authors introduce and study the class of groups graded by root systems.

They prove that if $\Phi$ is an irreducible classical root system of rank $\geq 2$ and $G$ is a group graded by $\Phi$, then under certain natural conditions on the grading, the union of the root subgroups is a Kazhdan subset of $G$.

As the main application of this theorem the authors prove that for any reduced irreducible classical root system $\Phi$ of rank $\geq 2$ and a finitely generated commutative ring $R$ with $1$, the Steinberg group ${\mathrm St}_{\Phi}(R)$ and the elementary Chevalley group $\mathbb E_{\Phi}(R)$ have property $(T)$.

They also show that there exists a group with property $(T)$ which maps onto all finite simple groups of Lie type and rank $\geq 2$, thereby providing a ``unified'' proof of expansion in these groups.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 135 pages
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Society
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  • Category: Groups & group theory
  • ISBN: 9781470426040



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