## Abstract

Let $V$ be an affine symmetric variety defined over $\Bbb Q$. We compute the asymptotic distribution of the angular components of the integral points in $V$. This distribution is described by a family of invariant measures concentrated on the Satake boundary of $V$. In the course of the proof, we describe the structure of the Satake compactifications for general affine symmetric varieties and compute the asymptotic of the volumes of norm balls.

Translated title of the contribution | Integral points on symmetric varieties and Satake compatifications |
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Original language | English |

Pages (from-to) | 1 - 57 |

Number of pages | 57 |

Journal | American Journal of Mathematics |

Volume | 131, issue 1 |

Publication status | Published - Feb 2009 |