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### Gerbes on the multiplicative group

Let $k$ be an arbitrary field with absolute Galois group $\Gamma$. The group $\text{Hom}(\Gamma,\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z})$ injects into $H^2(\mathbb{A}^1 \setminus \{ 0 \},\mathbb{G}_m)$, as one can see ...

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### Central division algebras and splitting fields

Let $K$ be a field and $D$ be a central division algebra over $K$ of degree $n$. Suppose that $L\subset D$ is a maximal subfield, so that $[L:K]=n$. Then we know that $L$ is a splitting field, so ...

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### Extension of sheaf of Azumaya algebras and derived equivalence

Suppose there is a smooth variety $X$ and a sheaf of algebra $\mathcal{B}$. Let $Z\subseteq X$ be a closed subvariety, whose codimension is large (say $\geq 2$). If the restriction of $\mathcal{B}$ to ...

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### Can one control the ramification of a Brauer class under birational morphisms?

Assume we are given a Brauer class $\xi\in Br(k(\mathbb{P}^n))$ ramified at some divisor $D\subset \mathbb{P}^n$, here $k=\mathbb{C}$.
If $f: \mathbb{P}^n\mathrel{-\,}\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^n$ is a ...

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### Is the Brauer group functor a Zariski sheaf?

Is the functor $$\operatorname{Br} : \operatorname{Sch}^{\operatorname{op}} \to \operatorname{Ab}$$ sending $X \mapsto \operatorname{Br}X$ a sheaf for the Zariski topology on $\operatorname{Sch}$?
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### Brauer group of a rational variety

This is a follow-up question to this question. There and here $X$ is a normal projective rational surface over $\mathbb{C}$ with finitely generated divisor class group $\text{Cl}(X)$. My question is:
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### What is the relation (if any) between Clifford algebras and Azumaya algebras?

Suppose the base field is $\mathbb{C}$ and the Clifford algebra is the classical one (i.e. associated to a quadratic form in $n$ variables). It seems that there are relations between Clifford algebras ...

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### Obstruction and rational points on curves

Is etale-Brauer the only obstruction to the existence of rational points on projective plane curves over number fields?

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### Can Enriques Surfaces have non-trivial TWISTED Fourier-Mukai partners?

It is a well-known fact that for an Enriques surface $Y$, if $D^b(Y)\cong D^b(X)$ for some smooth projective variety $X$, then $X\cong Y$. In other words, Enriques surfaces have no non-trivial ...

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### When does the continuous Galois(=etale) cohomology of fields coincide with the naive one? Often true by the Bloch-Kato conjecture?

For a field $F$ I am interested in its $l$-adic (Galois=\'etale) cohomology; here $l$ is a prime distinct from the characteristic of $F$ (for simplicity one may assume that the latter is $0$).
For ...

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### Zeta functions with Brauer class

In algebraic geometry there are examples when a variety $X$ is somehow related (I call it double-mirror) to another variety $Y$, together with
a 2-torsion Brauer class. By "related" I mean statements ...

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### Why is there no Brauer scheme?

Let $X$ be a proper scheme over a base field $k$ (one could consider more general settings, but I am primarly interested in a "geometric" situation with $k$ being algebraically closed).
Then the ...

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### Making $\mathbb{Q}$-cohomology integral

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety (say, smooth and projective) over $\mathbb{C}$, and fix $$\alpha\in H^i(X^{\text{an}}, \mathbb{Q})$$
with $i>0$.
Does there always exist a variety $Y$ and a ...

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### What is known about the Brauer group of an arithmetic surface?

Let $X$ be an arithmetic surface over $\mathbb{Z}$, that is we have $\pi: X\rightarrow Spec(\mathbb{Z})$, $X$ is integral, two-dimensional and regular and $\pi$ is projective and flat.
What is known ...

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### smooth affine surfaces over algebraically closed fields with trivial l-torsion of the Brauer group

I am looking for examples of smooth affine surfaces over algebraically closed fields with trivial $\ell$-torsion of the Brauer group.
Related questions: Schemes with trivial brauer group and Brauer ...

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### Does every equivalence class in a Brauer-Wall group have a (graded) division algebra?

It is known that each equivalence class in a Brauer group has a division algebra (or, in other words, every central simple algebra is isomorphic to $\mathrm{Mat}(D)$ for some division algebra $D$). Is ...

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### Gabber's proof of Br' = Br for quasiprojective schemes

In a note by deJong showing the cohomological and ordinary Brauer groups coincide for separated quasicompact schemes with ample line bundle, it is mentioned that Gabber had an unpublished proof of the ...

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### Explicit bijection between Azumaya algebras and Brauer-Severi schemes

This is kind of the relative version of this question. Even though I made extensive enquiries, I couldn't find good references for this and it seems to me that these questions are pretty well ...

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### Brauer groups of punctured affine lines over a base

Let $R$ be a torsion-free regular noetherian ring. The Brauer group $Br(R)$ of $R$, defined equivalently (by a theorem of Gabber) as the group of Morita equivalence classes of Azumaya $R$-algebras or ...

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### a question on Brauer groups and trivialised Azumaya algebras

If an Azumaya algebra $A$ on a scheme $X$ is trivialised by $A = \mathcal{End}(\mathcal{O})$, $\mathcal{O}$ locally free on $X$, why is $\mathcal{O}$ uniquely determined up to tensoring with a line ...

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### Brauer group elements associated to conic bundles

Let $X$ be a non-singular projective variety over a field $k$ (perhaps not of characteristic $2$), and let $\pi:Y\to X$ be a conic bundle over $X$ i.e. a proper morphism all of whose fibres are ...

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### when is a map of analytic Brauer groups induced by inclusion injective?

A theorem of Auslander and Goldman states that for a regular integral scheme $X$ the inclusion of the generic point $\mathrm{Spec}\ K \to X$ induces an injective map $Br(X) \to Br(\mathrm{Spec}\ K)$.
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### is generically split Azumaya algebra locally split?

Let $A$ be an Azumaya algebra over a scheme $X$ (or maybe more specifically a scheme of finite type over a field). Suppose that the restriction of $A$ to $U=X\setminus Z$ (where $Z$ is a closed set) ...

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### How do Brauer groups relate to zeta functions?

There are two approaches to class field theory that I was taught. The first, is the theory of $L$-functions, Dirichlet characters and so forth (which I described succintly in the question What are the ...

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### Brauer group of a field of power series in two variables.

Let $k$ be the field $F_2((X,Y))$, where $F_2$ is the field with two elements and
$X$ and $Y$ are two indeterminates. Can we describe the Brauer group of $k$, or at least its $2$-torsion?
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### Grothendieck's question on the Brauer group for groups

Let $G$ be a group, and let $M(G)=H^2(G,\mathbb{C}^*)$ be the Schur multiplier of $G$. There is a group $Br(G)$ of complex projective representations of $G$ modulo those that can be lifted to linear ...

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### When is Br(X) = H^2(X,G_m)?

In Milne, Étale cohomology, it is proved that $\mathrm{Br}(X) = H^2(X,\mathbf{G}_m)$ for $X$ regular of dimension $\leq 2$. Are there in the meantime further results for $X$ regular?

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### How to find examples of non-trival kernel of maps between Brauer groups Br(R) -> Br(K)

Background/Motivation: The facts about the Brauer groups I will be using are mainly in Chapter IV of Milne's book on Etale cohomology (unfortunately it was not in his online note).
Let $R$ be a ...