I am a 30 year old post-doc currently working at the Department of Mathematics of Ghent University. For more information on my research see below or use the links on the left.

Research Interests

My research mostly concerns buildings from different points of view, more specifically :

  • Moufang sets,
  • Generalized polygons and the associated algebraic structures,
  • Affine buildings,
  • CAT(0)-spaces and groups acting on these,
  • ... and various incidence geometrical, geometric group theoretical and related topics.


Preprints of these can be found on Arxiv, or obtained by contacting me.

  1. K. Struyve and H. Van Maldeghem. Moufang quadrangles of mixed type, Glasgow Math. J. 50 (2008), no. 1, 143-161.
  2. K. Struyve. Moufang sets related to polarities in exceptional Moufang quadrangles of type F4, Innov. Incidence Geom. 10 (2009), 121-132.
  3. K. Struyve and H. Van Maldeghem. Generalized polygons with non-discrete valuation defined by two-dimensional affine R-buildings, Adv. Geom. 10 (2010), no. 3, 465-476.
  4. K. Struyve. Quadrangles embedded in metasymplectic spaces, European J. Combin. 31 (2010), no. 6, 1579-1585.
  5. K. Struyve and H.~Van Maldeghem. Affine twin R-buildings, Discrete Math. 310 (2010), no. 22, 3278-3286.
  6. F. Haot, K. Struyve and H. Van Maldeghem. Ree Geometries, Forum Math. 23 (2011), no. 1, 75-98.
  7. K. Struyve. (Non-)completeness of R-buildings and fixed point theorems, Groups Geom. Dyn. 5 (2011), no. 1, 177-188.
  8. K. Struyve and H. Van Maldeghem. Two-dimensional affine R-buildings defined by generalized polygons with non-discrete valuation, Pure Appl. Math. Q. 7 (2011), no. 3, Special Issue: In honor of Jaques Tits, 923-968.
  9. P. N. Schwer and K. Struyve. Λ-buildings and base change functors, Geom. Dedicata 157 (2012), no. 1, 291-317.
  10. B. Martin, J. Schillewaert, G. F. Steinke and K. Struyve. On metrically complete Bruhat-Tits buildings, Adv. Geom. 13 (2013), no. 3, 497-510.
  11. K. Struyve. Epimorphisms of spherical Moufang buildings, Adv. Math. 232 (2013), no. 1, 368-398.
  12. L. Kramer, R. Weiss with an appendix of J. Schillewaert and K. Struyve. Coarse equivalences of Euclidean buildings, Adv. Math. 253 (2014), no. 1, 1-49.
  13. B. Mühlherr, K. Struyve and H. Van Maldeghem. Descent of affine buildings - I. Large minimal angles, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 366 (2014), 4345-4366.
  14. K. Struyve. Descent of affine buildings - II. Minimal angle π/3 and exceptional quadrangles, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 366 (2014), 4367-4381.
  15. C. Bennett, P. N. Schwer with an appendix of K. Struyve. On axiomatic definitions of non-discrete affine buildings, Adv. Geom. 14 (2014), 381-412.
  16. P. Schwer and K. Struyve. Epimorphisms of pseudo-quadratic polar spaces, J. Algebra 430 (2015), 238-259.
  17. Ralf Köhl, Bernhard Mühlherr and K. Struyve. Quotients of trees for arithmetic subgroups of PGL2 over a rational function field, J. Group Theor. 18 (2015), no. 1, 61-74.
  18. K. Struyve. Rigidity at infinity of trees and affine buildings, to appear in Transform. Groups, 8 pp.
  19. J. Schillewaert and K. Struyve. A characterization for d-uple Veronese varieties, to appear in C. R. Math., 7 pp.

Contact Information

e-mail : kstruyve -at- cage.ugent.be

tel : ++32--9--264--49--57.

Department of Mathematics
Ghent University
Krijgslaan 281, S22
B-9000 Ghent