Massey products 〈y,x,x,…,x,x,y〉 in Galois cohomology via rational points

Journal Article (Journal Article)

For x an element of a field other than 0 or 1, we compute the order n Massey products 〈(1−x)−1,x−1,…,x−1,(1−x)−1〉 of n−2 factors of x−1 and two factors of (1−x)−1 by embedding P1−{0,1,∞} into its Picard variety and constructing Gal(ks/k) equivariant maps from π1et applied to this embedding to unipotent matrix groups. This method produces obstructions to π1-sections of P1−{0,1,∞}, partial computations of obstructions of Jordan Ellenberg, and also computes the Massey products 〈x−1,(−x)−1,…,(−x)−1,x−1〉.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wickelgren, K

Published Date

  • July 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 221 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1845 - 1866

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4049

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpaa.2016.12.027

Citation Source

  • Scopus