Sanghoon Baek, Rostislav Devyatov, Kirill Zainoulline: The K-theory of versal flags and cohomological invariants of degree 3

Submission: 2017, Jan 3

Let $G$ be a split semisimple linear algebraic group over a field and let $X$ be a generic twisted flag variety of $G$. Extending the Hilbert basis techniques to Laurent polynomials over integers we give an explicit presentation of the Grothendieck ring $K_0(X)$ in terms of generators and relations in the case $G=G^{sc}/\mu_2$ is of Dynkin type $A$ or $C$ (here $G^{sc}$ is the simply-connected cover of $G$); we compute various groups of (indecomposable, semi-decomposable) cohomological invariants of degree 3, hence, generalizing and extending previous results in this direction.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 14M17, 20G15, 14C35

Keywords and Phrases: linear algebraic group, twisted flag variety, torsor, cohomological invariant

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