Séminaire de Mathématique
# Real Galois cohomology of semisimple groups

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Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)
### Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane

#### IHES

Le Bois Marie
35, route de Chartres
91440 Bures-sur-Yvette

Description

In a 2-page note of 1969, Victor Kac described automorphisms of
finite order of simple Lie algebras over the field of complex numbers
C. He used certain diagrams that were later called Kac diagrams. In
this talk I will explain the method of Kac diagrams for calculating
the Galois cohomology set H^1(R,G) for a connected semisimple
algebraic group G (not necessarily simply connected or adjoint) over
the field of real numbers R. I will use real forms of the half-spinor
group of type D_{2n} as examples.
This is a joint work with Dmitry A. Timashev.

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