Alexander Merkurjev: Suslin's Conjecture on the reduced whitehead group of a simple algebra

Submission: 2014, Nov 25

In 1991, A.Suslin conjectured that if the index of a central simple algebra $A$ is not square-free, then the reduced Whitehead group of $A$ is nontrivial generically. We prove this conjecture in the present paper.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 19B99, 14C25

Keywords and Phrases: simple algebras; reduced Whitehead group; algebraic $K$-theory; algebraic cycles

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