Noncommutative geometry on trees and buildings

Research paper by Gunther Cornelissen, Matilde Marcolli, Kamran Reihani, Alina Vdovina

Indexed on: 05 Apr '06Published on: 05 Apr '06Published in: Mathematics - Quantum Algebra


We describe the construction of theta summable and finitely summable spectral triples associated to Mumford curves and some classes of higher dimensional buildings. The finitely summable case is constructed by considering the stabilization of the algebra of the dual graph of the special fiber of the Mumford curve and a variant of the Antonescu-Christensen spectral geometries for AF algebras. The information on the Schottky uniformization is encoded in the spectral geometry through the Patterson-Sullivan measure on the limit set. Some higher rank cases are obtained by adapting the construction for trees.