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### Showing that $2c_1(f_*\mathscr O_X)=-f_*R_f$ on curves, maybe by local fields

I originally asked this question on Mathematic StackExchange, but it did not seem to be attracting any attention, so now I am trying mathoverflow. I hope it is not too simple or unappropriate a ...

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### Clarification about Tits' article in the Corvallis

I am studying Tits' article in the Corvallis wherein he defines the apartment in the general case (not necessarily split). I wish to know what he means about the filtration of the groups $U_a(K)$ ...

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### Ramified complete discrete valuation rings as extensions

Suppose $O$ is a complete discrete valuation ring with uniformizer $\pi$ and residue field $k=O/\pi O$ of charactersitc $p>0$. If $\nu$ is the $\pi$-adic valuation on $K=Frac(O)$, suppose also ...

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### Existence of maximal totally ramified $p$-extension of a local field

This relates to this question:
Existence of maximal totally ramified extensions of an arbitrary CDVF
Let $K$ be a local field with finite residue field of characteristic $p>0$. Does there exist a ...

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### Algebraic characters and quasi-characters of reductive algebraic group over non-archimedean local field

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over $F$, where $F$ is a non-archimedean local field.
Then $G(F)$ is a p-adic group.
Let $\Psi(G)$ be the lattice of algebraic characters.
Let $\Lambda_G$ be the ...

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### Epsilon factors for tamely ramified extensions of local fields

Let $F$ be an unramified extension of $\mathbf{Q}_p$ of degree $n$, and let $K = F(\alpha)$ where $\alpha$ satisfies $\alpha^{p^n - 1} = -p$.
I'm interested in the local $\varepsilon$-factors ...

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### a question about a result in Bushnell-Henniart book 'the local Langlands conjecture for GL(2)'

This might be a easy question, but I couldn't get the point.
Let $F$ be a p-adic field, $\bar{F}$ a separable algebraic closure of $F$. Set $\Omega_F=Gal(\bar{F}/F)$. Use $F_{\infty}\subset \bar{F}$ ...

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### maximal abelian extension of quadratic extension of $\mathbb Q_p$

I read this article "Local class field theory via Lubin-Tate theory" http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0606108v2.pdf. And I want to find the maximal abelian extensions for quadratic extensions of $\mathbb ...

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### Pro-$l$ Sylow action in a primitive representation of inertia over $\overline{\mathbb{F}}_l$

Let $K$ be a nonarchimedean local field of residue characteristic $p \neq l$ and let $I_K$ be the inertia subgroup of its absolute Galois group. Let $V$ an irreducible representation of $I_K$ over ...

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### Is $SL_1(D)$ toplogically finitely generated, for $D$ a division algebra over a local field?

I've been struggling with this one all day, and I was wondering if someone can give me a hand with the proof. I'm not even sure if the group in question is finitely generated, so I would appreciate if ...

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### Automorphisms of the Galois group of a local field

Say $K$ is the field of fractions of a complete discrete valuation ring, and fix a separable closure of $K$. Is there an explicit description of the (continuous) outer automorphism of the absolute ...

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### Semisimple group not split by an unramified extension?

Let $F$ be a nonarchimedean local field. Does there exist a semisimple algebraic group over $F$ which is not split over a maximal unramified extension of $F$ ?

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### Reference request: expository text on the structure of reductive groups over non-archimedean local fields

I am interested in an expository text in English, which summarizes the main results and aspects of the structure theory of reductive groups over local fields, in a hopefully not very technical manner ...

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### Inertia group vs. differential equations

The tame quotient of the inertia group of $\mathbf Q_p$, say, is the profinite group generated by the Frobenius $\sigma$ and the monodromy $\tau$, subject to the relation $\tau^{p-1} [\tau, \sigma] = ...

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### A question on Haar measure on local field.

Let $F$ be a local field of characteristic 0, and $f:F\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be an integrable function. Is the following formulation valid?
$
\int_{F^\times}f(x^2) d^\times x=\int_{F^{\times 2}}f(x) ...

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### Maximal tamely ramified extension of $\mathbf Q_p$

Is there an explicit description of the maximal tamely ramified extension of $\mathbf Q_p$?
Thank you.

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### henselization and completion

This might not be a question appropriate for this forum, I apologize in this case...
Is it true that any element of the completion of a valued ring $R$ that is algebraic over the field of fractions of ...

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### What's the minimum number of generators for the wild inertia?

Suppose $K$ is a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and $K^{nr}$ the maximal unramified extension of $K$ in some fixed algebraic closure. Let $G_K$ be the absolute Galois group of $K$ and let $I_w$ be ...

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### Galois invariants in a ring of fractional power series over a finite field

Let $\mathbf{F}_q$ be a finite field, and let $A=\mathbf{F}_q [[ x^{1/q^\infty} ]]$ be the completion of $\mathbf{F}_q[x^{1/q^\infty}]$ with respect to the $x$-adic topology. Then the $q$th power ...

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### Cartan decomposition for upper triangular matrices

Due to the comments, I have the impression that I have to be more precise.
Consider $G= GL_n(F)$ for a non-Archimedean field $F$ with ring of integers $o$.
Let $K= GL_n(o)$ and let $I$ the Iwahori ...

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### Local densities of hermitian forms

I think this is an easy question, but I need some time to introduce it. I need to apply Yumiko Hironaka's computations on local densities of hermitian forms (see 1).
I would have liked to create the ...

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### How to understand the representation theory of $SL(n)$ from $GL(n)$?

Let $F$ be a local field. Consider the group extension (split)
$$ PSL(n,F) \rightarrow PGL(n,F) \rightarrow F^\times / (F^\times)^n.$$
What knowledge about $PGL(n)$ is necessary in order to understand ...

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### Automorphisms of local fields

It is an amusing coincidence (at least it appears to be a coincidence to me) that any completion of the field $\mathbb{Q}$ has trivial automorphism group as an abstract field, i.e. when ignoring the ...

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### squares in dyadic local fields

Hello,
By the local square theorem I know that $1+4\alpha$ is square if $|\alpha|<1$ ($\alpha$ is not a unit). Now, Can I always get a unit $\alpha$ such that $1+4\alpha$ is not a square ?? For ...

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### Brauer group of complete DVR

Let $A$ be a complete discrete valuation ring with fraction field $K$ and perfect residue field $\kappa$.
Let $K_{nr}$ be the maximal unramified extension of $K$ and let $A_{nr}$ be its ring of ...

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### Invariant functor for admissible representations of reductive groups over local fields

Hello,
I have a question concerning a certain functor between represention categories. I'm rather sure this is already known, but I could not find a reference.
Let $F$ be a local non-archimedean ...

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### cuspidal types and Iwahori subgroup for $SL(2,F)$

Let $(J,\pi)$ be a cuspidal type in $SL(2,F)$, $F$ is a non-Arch. local field and let $I$ be the Iwahori subgroup of $SL(2,F)$.
Is there any possibility that $J\subset I$ or even a subgroup?

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### Discrete Series representations for $SL_{2}$ over $p$-adic field.

I am working on the chamber homology for $SL(2,F)$, and stuck at some basic stuff on D.S. reps of $SL(2,F)$.
Let $ I=\left(
\begin{array}{cc}
\mathcal{O}_{F} & \mathcal{O}_{F} \\
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### Q_p*/(Q_p*)^2 and descent for elliptic curves

Is there a simple description of the group Q_p*/(Q_p*)^2 where Q_p denotes the p-adic integers?
I am doing descent calculations for elliptic curves, and so am most interested in the case p = 2. ...

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### integrating a character of a non-archimedean local field

By way of motivation, this computation comes from a proof in Bump's book Automorphic Forms and Representations where he shows that the Weil index of the reduced norm of a four-dimensional central ...

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### metaplectic group does not split

I'm trying to understand the Weil representation and hope there are some experts around who can set me straight. Let $F$ be a non-Archimedean local field (I don't mind assuming that the characteristic ...

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### A remark of Mordell alluding to a local/global principle for cubic Diophantine equations

In Mordell Diophantine Equations he says:
In recent years it has been shown that there seems to be a close connection between the number of solutions of f(x,y) = 0 (mod $p^r$) and the existence of ...

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### Image of norm map for local field

Let $F$ be a finite extension of $Q_2$ (2-adic field) or $F_2((x))$ (function field). Let $E/F$ be a separable extension of degree $2$.
What is the image of the norm map $N_{E/F}$?
In particular - ...

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### What are the open normal subgroups of the inertia group of a local field?

Let $K$ be a non-Archimedean local field, i.e., complete with respect to a non-trivial, non-archimedean discrete absolute value, with finite residue field $k$ of characteristic $p\neq 0$. Also let ...

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### Conductors of Weil-Deligne representations

Suppose $(V,N)$ is an $n$-dimensional semisimple $WD$ representation of $W_{\mathbb{Q}_p}$. This corresponds under local Langlands to an admissable representation $\pi$ of $GL_n(\mathbb{Q}_p)$. Is ...

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### Roots of unity in different completions of a number field

For any field $k$, let $\mu(k)$ denote the roots of unity in $k$. Now let $k$ be a number field and let $v, w$ be non-archimedean primes of $k$ with distinct residual characteristics. Does there ...

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### Is there any approximated version of Hilbert 90?

Suppose $K$ is a local field and $L$ a finite cyclic extension of $K$. By Hilbert 90, we know that if an element $a$ in $ L$ such that $N_{L / K}(a) =1 $ then $ a = b / \sigma(b) $ for some $b$ in $L$ ...

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### Why isn't there a structure with two primes?

I don't know whether this question is a bit too vague for MO or not, so feel free to delete it if you see fit.
The p-adic integer is defined by taking the inverse limit $\ldots \mathbb{Z} / p^2 ...

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### Computing (on a computer) higher ramification groups and/or conductors of representations.

I am supervising an undergraduate for a project in which he's going to talk about the relationship between Galois representations and modular forms. We decided we'd figure out a few examples of weight ...

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### Learning Class Field Theory: Local or Global First?

I've noticed that there seem to be two approaches to learning class field theory. The first is to first learn about local fields and local class field theory, and then prove the basic theorems about ...