The Rost nilpotence principle

Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Humberto Diaz (University of California at Riverside)

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm
119 Physics

In this talk, I will discuss Chow motives and the Rost nilpotence principle, which played a role in Voevodsky's celebrated proof of the Milnor conjecture. Conjectural in general, this principle is useful in determining when motivic decompositions obey Galois descent. After covering some preliminaries, I will give an overview of a new proof of this principle for surfaces over a perfect field.

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