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Curtis–Tits Groups of Simply-laced Type

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The classification of Curtis–Tits amalgams with connected, triangle free, simply-laced diagram over a field of size at least 4 was completed in [3]. Orientable amalgams are those arising from applying the Curtis–Tits theorem to groups of Kac–Moody type, and indeed, their universal completions are central extensions of those groups of Kac–Moody type. The paper [2] exhibits concrete (matrix) groups as completions for all Curtis–Tits amalgams with diagram A ˜ n − 1 . For non-orientable amalgams these groups are symmetry groups of certain unitary forms over a ring of skew Laurent polynomials. In the present paper we generalize this to all amalgams arising from the classification above and, under some additional conditions, exhibit their universal completions as central extensions of twisted groups of Kac–Moody type.

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Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A