On finite group actions on reductive groups and buildings. (English) Zbl 1020.22003

Let \(H\) be a connected reductive group over a non-Archimedean local field \(k\), and let \(F\subset \text{Aut}_k(H)\) be a finite group of order \(f\) not divisible by the residual characteristic of \(k\). Let \(G\) be the identity component of the subgroup of \(H\) consisting of points fixed by \(F\). The authors prove that \(G\) is reductive (this is actually proved for any field \(k\), provided \(\operatorname {char} k\) does not divide \(f\)), and that the Bruhat-Tits building \(\mathcal B(G)\) of \(G\) can be identified with the set of \(F\)-fixed points of \(\mathcal B(H)\). The last result was recently proved by several authors for a number of special cases. A similar problem for spherical buildings is also considered.


22E20 General properties and structure of other Lie groups
20E42 Groups with a \(BN\)-pair; buildings
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