"The first-order theory of G_Q".

19 February 2015
Philip Dittman

Motivated by an open conjecture in anabelian geometry, we investigate which arithmetic properties of the rationals are encoded in the absolute Galois group G_Q. We give a model-theoretic framework for studying absolute Galois groups and discuss in what respect orderings and valuations of the field are known to their first-order theory. Some questions regarding local-global principles and the transfer to elementary extensions of Q are raised.

  • Advanced Class Logic