Campuses:

The Milnor Conjectures and Quadratic Forms

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Keller 3-180
Parimala Raman (Emory University)
The Milnor conjectures relating the graded Witt ring and the mod-2 Galois cohomology ring of a field have been a driving force in the algebraic theory of quadratic forms. The degree 2 norm
residue isomorphism, due to Merkurjev, established the first case of the Milnor conjectures and ushered in a new era in the theory of quadratic forms. We shall explain some of the consequences of the
Milnor conjectures, with particular reference to invariants of fields associated to quadratic forms.
MSC Code: 
13D22