Mathematische Zeitschrift

, Volume 223, Issue 3, pp 367–385 | Cite as

Reduced models of Albert algebras

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We prove existence and uniqueness of reduced models for arbitrary Albert algebras and relate them to the Tits process. This relationship yields explicit noncohomological realizations of the invariants mod 2 due to Serre and Rost. We also construct nontrivial examples of Albert division algebras with nonvanishing invariants mod 2.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fachbereich MathematikFernUniversitätHagenDeutschland
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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