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1. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 323)
Asymptotical behaviour of roots of infinite Coxeter groups Let $W$ be an infinite Coxeter group. We initiate the study of the set
$E$ of limit points of ``normalized'' roots (representing the
directions of the roots) of W. We show that $E$ is contained in the
isotropic cone $Q$ of the bilinear form $B$ associated to a geometric
representation, and illustrate this property with numerous examples
and pictures in rank $3$ and $4$. We also define a natural geometric
action of $W$ on $E$, and then we exhibit a countable subset of $E$,
formed by limit points for the dihedral reflection subgroups of
$W$. We explain how this subset is built from the intersection
with $Q$ of the lines passing through two positive roots, and finally we
establish that it is dense in $E$.
Keywords:Coxeter group, root system, roots, limit point, accumulation set Categories:17B22, 20F55 |
2. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 354)
The Minimal Growth Rate of Cocompact Coxeter Groups in Hyperbolic 3-space Due to work of W. Parry it is known that the growth
rate of a hyperbolic Coxeter group acting cocompactly on ${\mathbb H^3}$
is a Salem number. This being the arithmetic situation, we prove that the simplex group
(3,5,3) has smallest growth rate among all cocompact hyperbolic
Coxeter groups, and that it is as such unique.
Our approach provides a different proof for
the analog situation in ${\mathbb H^2}$
where E. Hironaka identified Lehmer's number as the minimal growth
rate among all cocompact planar hyperbolic Coxeter groups and showed
that it is (uniquely) achieved by the Coxeter triangle group (3,7).
Keywords:hyperbolic Coxeter group, growth rate, Salem number Categories:20F55, 22E40, 51F15 |
3. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 740)
On Geometric Flats in the CAT(0) Realization of Coxeter Groups and Tits Buildings Given a complete CAT(0) space $X$ endowed with a geometric action of a group $\Gamma$, it is known that if
$\Gamma$ contains a free abelian group of rank $n$, then $X$ contains a geometric flat of dimension $n$. We
prove the converse of this statement in the special case where $X$ is a convex subcomplex of the CAT(0)
realization of a Coxeter group $W$, and $\Gamma$ is a subgroup of $W$. In particular a convex cocompact subgroup
of a Coxeter group is Gromov-hyperbolic if and only if it does not contain a free abelian group of rank 2. Our
result also provides an explicit control on geometric flats in the CAT(0) realization of arbitrary Tits
buildings.
Keywords:Coxeter group, flat rank, $\cat0$ space, building Categories:20F55, 51F15, 53C23, 20E42, 51E24 |
4. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 844)
Petrie Schemes Petrie polygons, especially as they arise in the study of regular
polytopes and Coxeter groups, have been studied by geometers and group
theorists since the early part of the twentieth century. An open
question is the determination of which polyhedra possess Petrie
polygons that are simple closed curves. The current work explores
combinatorial structures in abstract polytopes, called Petrie schemes,
that generalize the notion of a Petrie polygon. It is established
that all of the regular convex polytopes and honeycombs in Euclidean
spaces, as well as all of the Gr\"unbaum--Dress polyhedra, possess
Petrie schemes that are not self-intersecting and thus have Petrie
polygons that are simple closed curves. Partial results are obtained
for several other classes of less symmetric polytopes.
Keywords:Petrie polygon, polyhedron, polytope, abstract polytope, incidence complex, regular polytope, Coxeter group Categories:52B15, 52B05 |