Actions of higher rank groups on uniformly convex Banach spaces
- Tim de Laat (University of Münster)
I will explain that all affine isometric actions of higher rank simple Lie groups and their lattices on arbitrary uniformly convex Banach spaces have a fixed point. This vastly generalises a recent breakthrough of Oppenheim. Combined with earlier work of Lafforgue and of Liao on strong Banach property (T) for non-Archimedean higher rank simple groups, this confirms a long-standing conjecture of Bader, Furman, Gelander and Monod. As a consequence, we deduce that box space expanders constructed from higher rank lattices are superexpanders.
This is joint work with Mikael de la Salle.