I've asked some questions on Math Stackexchange regarding areas around my research but I received very little success with responses, so I thought I might try to share some of my other problems here instead.

The (cohomological) Brauer group of a field $k$ is given by $\mathrm{Br}(k) = H^2(k,\bar{k}^*)$. Here we let $k$ be a number field. Consider a smooth geometrically integral curve $C$ and the Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence $$H^p(k,H^q_{\mathrm{et}}(C_\bar{k},\mathbb{G}_m)) \implies H^{p+q}_{\mathrm{et}}(C,\mathbb{G}_m).$$ When $C$ is proper (hence projective), we obtain the map $\alpha:\mathrm{Br}(k) \rightarrow \mathrm{Br}_1(C)$ as part of the spectral sequence in low degree terms. This map enables us to obtain the isomorphism $$\frac{\mathrm{Br}_1(C)}{\mathrm{im}(\alpha)} \cong H^1(k, \mathrm{Pic}(C_{\bar{k}})).$$ However, when $C$ is not assumed to be proper, we instead obtain the map $$\alpha':H^2(k,\bar{k}[C]^*) \rightarrow \mathrm{Br}_1(C).$$ **Question 1.** Clearly, the inclusion $\bar{k}^* \rightarrow \bar{k}[C]^*$ induces the map $\mathrm{Br}(k) \rightarrow H^2(k,\bar{k}[C]^*)$. How do we interpret this map? Are there any explicit descriptions or known properties that can help us understand it?

To see why things wouldn't be as straightforward, the isomorphism that we will obtain involving $\alpha'$ is $$\frac{\mathrm{Br}_1(C)}{\mathrm{im}(\alpha')} \cong \mathrm{ker}(H^1(k,\mathrm{Pic}(C_\bar{k})) \rightarrow H^3(k,\bar{k}[C]^*)).$$

Let us denote the map above whose kernel we are interested in by $\gamma$.

**Question 2.** Once again, are there any ways to interpret $\gamma$? Or, more specifically, how does one understand an element of $\mathrm{ker}(\gamma)$?

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