Variations on a Theme of Groups Splitting by a Quadratic Extension and Grothendieck-Serre Conjecture for Group Schemes F4F_4 with Trivial g3g_3 Invariant

  • V. Chernousov

    Department of Mathematics University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G1, Canada


We study structure properties of reductive group schemes defined over a local ring and splitting over its étale quadratic extension. As an application we prove Serre--Grothendieck conjecture on rationally trivial torsors over a local regular ring containing a field of characteristic 0 for group schemes of type F4F_4 with trivial g3g_3 invariant.