## Affine Steinberg groups vs Steinberg groups over Laurent polynomials

Let R be a commutative ring and Φ be a finite (also called spherical) reduced irreducible root system of rank ≥2. I will denote by St(Φ,R) the Steinberg group of type Φ over R, i. e. the quotient of the free product ∐α∈ΦXα of root subgroups Xα=⟨xα(a)∣a∈R⟩ modulo Chevalley commutator formulae: [xα(a);xβ(b)]=∏iα+jβ∈Φxiα+jβ(Ni,jα,βaibj), i,j∈N; (here Ni,jα,β … Read more