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Cup products in the etale cohomology of number fields

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Mahesh Ramesh Kakde, F. M. Bleher, Ralph Greenberg, T. Chinburg, G Pappas, Martin J. Taylor

Original languageEnglish
Unpublished19 May 2017

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This paper concerns cup product pairings in \'etale cohomology related to work of M. Kim and of W. McCallum and R. Sharifi. We will show that by considering Ext groups rather than cohomology groups, one arrives at a pairing which combines invariants defined by Kim with a pairing defined by McCallum and Sharifi. We also prove a formula for Kim's invariant in terms of Artin maps in the case of cyclic unramified Kummer extensions. One consequence is that for all n>1, there are infinitely many number fields F over which there are both trivial and non-trivial Kim invariants associated to cyclic groups of order n.

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