### The proetale topology

- Series
- Algebra Seminar
- Time
- Monday, November 18, 2013 - 15:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Bhargav Bhatt – Institute for Advanced Study

Abstract: (joint work with Peter Scholze) The proetale topology is a Grothendieck topology that is closely related to the etale topology, yet better suited for certain "infinite" constructions, typically encountered in l-adic cohomology. I will first explain the basic definitions, with ample motivation, and then discuss applications. In particular, we will see why locally constant sheaves in this topology yield a fundamental group that is rich enough to detect all l-adic local systems through its representation theory (which fails for the groups constructed in SGA on the simplest non-normal varieties, such as nodal curves).