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Asymptotic $K$Theory for Groups Acting on $\tA_2$ Buildings


Published:20010801
Printed: Aug 2001
Guyan Robertson
Tim Steger
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Abstract
Let $\Gamma$ be a torsion free lattice in $G=\PGL(3, \mathbb{F})$ where
$\mathbb{F}$ is a nonarchimedean local field. Then $\Gamma$ acts freely
on the affine BruhatTits building $\mathcal{B}$ of $G$ and there is an
induced action on the boundary $\Omega$ of $\mathcal{B}$. The crossed
product $C^*$algebra $\mathcal{A}(\Gamma)=C(\Omega) \rtimes \Gamma$
depends only on $\Gamma$ and is classified by its $K$theory. This article
shows how to compute the $K$theory of $\mathcal{A}(\Gamma)$ and of the
larger class of rank two CuntzKrieger algebras.