Séminaire de Mathématique

K(π, 1)-neighborhoods and comparison theorems

by Prof. Piotr ACHINGER (Berkeley & IHÉS)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette
A technical ingredient in Faltings' original approach to p-adic comparison theorems involves the construction of K(π, 1)-neighborhoods for a smooth scheme X over a mixed characteristic dvr with a perfect residue field: every point x ∈ X has an open neighborhood U whose general fiber is a K(π, 1) scheme (a notion analogous to having a contractible universal cover). I will show how to extend this result to the logarithmically smooth case, which might help to simplify some proofs in p-adic Hodge theory.