In this post, I would just like to discuss a slightly different perspective on the étale cohomology of varieties. This might be called the ‘relative’ or ‘monodromy’ perspective, and it is rife with geometric intuition. This perspective is certainly implicitly contained within all major texts on the topic, but is less emphasized as a good source of intuition.

# Month: July 2015

# Algebraic de Rham cohomology and the Degeneration of the Hodge spectral sequence

In this post we will discuss various properties of the algebraic de Rham cohomology of a variety . We will focus, in particular, on various aspects of when the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral sequence on the first page, the most interesting case of which happens in positive characteristic.

# A computation a day: the Brauer group of a number ring

In this post we compute the group where is a number field.