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Minimal anisotropic groups of higher real rank

  • Author / Creator
    Ondrus, Alexander A.
  • The purpose of this thesis is to give a classification of anisotropic algebraic groups over number fields of higher real rank. This will complete the classification of algebraic groups over number fields of higher real rank, which was begun by V. Chernousov, L. Lifschitz and D.W. Morris in their paper "Almost-Minimal Non-Uniform Lattices of Higher Rank''. The classification of anisotropic groups of higher real rank is also used to provide a classification of uniform lattices of higher rank contained in semisimple Lie groups with no compact factors. In particular, it is shown that all such lattices sit inside Lie groups of type An. This thesis proceeds as follows: The first chapter provides motivation for the classification and introduces all the main results of the thesis. The second chapter provides relevant definitions and background material for the proof. The next chapters provide a proof of the classification theorem, with chapters 3-5 examining the absolutely simple groups and the final chapter examining the simple groups which are not absolutely simple.

  • Subjects / Keywords
  • Graduation date
    2010-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3261X
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Doctoral
  • Department
    • Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Chernousov, Vladimir (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Pianzola, Arturo (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
    • Garibaldi, Skip, Emory University (Mathematics and Computing Science)
    • Cliff, Gerald (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
    • Penin, Alexander (Physics)
    • Kuttler, Jochen (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)