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### Ring of Witt vectors and p-adics

This is probably an easy question, but I'm not able to figure it out.
Are the following the same:
Field of fractions of the ring of Witt vectors over the algebraic closure of $\mathbb{F}_p$
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### Does the equation $1 + 2 + 3 + \dots = -\frac{1}{12}$ have a natural $p$-adic interpretation?

Consider the equation
$$1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + \cdots = - \frac{1}{12},$$
"proved" by Ramanujan Euler. One correct way to interpret this is that $\zeta(-1) = - \frac{1}{12},$ where $\zeta(s) = \sum_{n = ...

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### Etale cohomology in the $p$-adic setting

Can we hope for application of Etale cohomology techniques in proving results concerning semialgebraic subsets of $\mathbb{Q}_p^n$?
Recall that semialgebraic subsets are obtained from $p$-adic ...

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### Partitioning a compact open set into balls in an ultrametric space

Consider a $p$-adic field $K$ with the standard topology inherited from the usual $p$-adic norm $\mid \cdot \mid$. Consider the ultrametric space $X=K^n$ with the topology inherited from the norm $\| ...

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### Partitioning the unit ball in an ultrametric space

Consider an ultrametic space $X=K^n$ (for the norm $\| x\| =\max_{i=1,n} (\mid {x_1}\mid,\dots,\mid{x_n}\mid)$ where $K$ is an ultrametric field. Let $B(1):=\lbrace x \in X \mid \|x\| \leq 1\rbrace$ ...

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### Kuga-Satake with p-adic methods

Is it possible to construct the Kuga-Satake abelian variety attached to a K3 surfaces (over a local field) only using p-adic methods?
If the K3 surface is defined over a local field, the ...

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### Definable measure preserving isomorphisms of $p$-adic semialgebraic sets

Hi,
Consider a $p$-adic field $K$ (finite extension $\DeclareMathOperator{\bQ}{\mathbb{Q}}$of $\bQ_p$) in Macintyre language $\DeclareMathOperator{\cL}{\mathcal{L}}$ $\cL_{\rm Mac}$. Let $Z$ be a ...

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### Polynomial reducible modulo every integer

Hi,
let $f\in\mathbb{Z}[X]$ be a monic polynomial. Assume that the reduction of $f$ modulo $m $ is reducible for all integers $m\geq 2$.
Q1: Is $f$ reducible in $\mathbb{Z}[X]$ ?
I've thought ...

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### The character of a separable degree-$p$ extension of a local field of residual characteristic $p$ ?

Let $p$ be a prime number and $F$ a finite extension of ${\mathbf Q}_p$ or of ${\mathbf F}_p((t))$. I'm going to define a natural map from the set ${\mathcal S}_p(F)$ of degree-$p$ separable ...

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### p-adic noninvariance of dimension

Let $p$ be a prime number. Let $n,m \geq 1$ be such that the topological spaces $\mathbb{Q}_p^n$ and $\mathbb{Q}_p^m$ are homeomorphic. Can we conclude $n=m$?
For $\mathbb{Z}_p$ it's false: In fact, ...