Galois involutions and exceptional buildings

  • Bernhard Mühlherr

    Universität Giessen, Germany
  • Richard M. Weiss

    Tufts University, Medford, USA
Galois involutions and exceptional buildings cover
Download PDF

A subscription is required to access this article.

Abstract

We apply the theory of descent for buildings to give elementary constructions of the exceptional buildings of type , , and as the fixed point building of a Galois involution of a building of type , or or, in one case, a pseudo-split building of type .

Cite this article

Bernhard Mühlherr, Richard M. Weiss, Galois involutions and exceptional buildings. Enseign. Math. 62 (2016), no. 1/2, pp. 207–260

DOI 10.4171/LEM/62-1/2-13