JournalscmhVol. 89, No. 1pp. 215–253

Local-global principles for Galois cohomology

  • David Harbater

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
  • Julia Hartmann

    RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Daniel Krashen

    University of Georgia, Athens, USA
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This paper proves local-global principles for Galois cohomology groups over function fields FF of curves that are defined over a complete discretely valued field. We show in particular that such principles hold for Hn(F,Z/mZ(n1))H^n(F, \mathbb Z/m \mathbb Z(n-1)), for all n>1n>1. This is motivated by work of Kato and others, where such principles were shown in related cases for n=3n=3. Using our results in combination with cohomological invariants, we obtain local-global principles for torsors and related algebraic structures over FF. Our arguments rely on ideas from patching as well as the Bloch–Kato conjecture.

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David Harbater, Julia Hartmann, Daniel Krashen, Local-global principles for Galois cohomology. Comment. Math. Helv. 89 (2014), no. 1, pp. 215–253

DOI 10.4171/CMH/317