Title: On a small quotient of a huge absolute Galois group
Speaker: Prof. Sunil K. Chebolu Illinois State University, U.S.A.
Date: 20 May 2011
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Hall I, Department of Mathematics
Let G be the absolute Galois group of a field that contains a primitive p-th root of unity. This is a profinite group which is a central object of study in arithmetic algebraic geometry. In joint work with Ido Efrat and Jan Minac, we have shown that a remarkably small quotient of this big group determines the entire Galois cohomology of G. As application of this result, we give new examples of profinite groups that are not realisable as absolute Galois groups of fields. I will present an overview of this work. ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED