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Journal of Algebraic Geometry

Journal of Algebraic Geometry

Online ISSN 1534-7486; Print ISSN 1056-3911



Groupe de Picard et groupe de Brauer des compactifications lisses d’espaces homogènes

Authors: Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène and Boris È. Kunyavskiĭ
Journal: J. Algebraic Geom. 15 (2006), 733-752
Published electronically: June 12, 2006
MathSciNet review: 2237268
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Abstract: Let $k$ be a field of characteristic zero, $G$ a connected linear algebraic group over $k$ and $H$ a connected closed $k$-subgroup of $G$. Let $X$ be a smooth $k$-compactification of $Y=G/H$. We prove that the Galois lattice given by the geometric Picard group of $X$ is flasque. The result was known in the case $H=1$. We compute this Galois lattice up to addition of a permutation module. When $G$ is semisimple and simply connected, the result shows that the Brauer group of $X$ is determined by the maximal toric quotient of $H$.

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Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène
Affiliation: C.N.R.S., UMR 8628, Mathématiques, Bâtiment 425, Université de Paris-Sud, F-91405 Orsay, France
MR Author ID: 50705

Boris È. Kunyavskiĭ
Affiliation: Bar-Ilan University, Department of Mathematics, 52900 Ramat Gan, Israel

Received by editor(s): March 26, 2005
Received by editor(s) in revised form: April 21, 2005, and June 23, 2005
Published electronically: June 12, 2006