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Erratum to “Bertini irreducibility theorems over finite fields”
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J. Amer. Math. Soc. 32 (2019), 605-607 Request permission


We indicate how to correct the proof of Lemma 5.1 in our published article Bertini irreducibility theorems over finite fields, J. Amer. Math. Soc. 29 (2016), no. 1, 81–94. The main results are unchanged.
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  • François Charles
  • Affiliation: CNRS, Laboratoire de Mathématiques d’Orsay, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay CEDEX, France
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  • Bjorn Poonen
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
  • MR Author ID: 250625
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-8593-2792
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  • Received by editor(s): August 1, 2017
  • Published electronically: November 1, 2018
  • Additional Notes: This research was supported in part by National Science Foundation grants DMS-1069236 and DMS-1601946.
    The second author was supported by a grant from the Simons Foundation (#402472).
  • © Copyright 2018 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: J. Amer. Math. Soc. 32 (2019), 605-607
  • MSC (2010): Primary 14J70; Secondary 14N05
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  • MathSciNet review: 3904161