Denise Dawson

Denise Dawson
Ph.D. (2011) Cornell University

First Position

Assistant professor of mathematics at Charleston Southern University


Complete Reducibility in Euclidean Twin Buildings


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Abstract: J.P. Serre defined completely reducible subcomplexes of spherical buildings in order to study subgroups of reductive algebraic groups. This paper begins the exploration of how one may use a similar notion of completely reducible subcomplexes of twin buildings to study subgroups of algebraic groups over a ring of Laurent polynomials and Kac-Moody groups. In this paper we explore the definitions of convexity and complete reducibility in twin buildings and some implications of the two in the Euclidean case.