Mathematische Annalen

, Volume 326, Issue 2, pp 297–330 | Cite as

The kernel of the Rost invariant, Serre's Conjecture II and the Hasse principle for quasi-split groups 3,6D 4 ,E 6 ,E 7

  • V. Chernousov


 We prove that for a simple simply connected quasi-split group of type 3,6D 4 ,E 6 ,E 7 defined over a perfect field F of characteristic ≠=2,3 the Rost invariant has trivial kernel. In certain cases we give a formula for the Rost invariant. It follows immediately from the result above that if cd F≤2 (resp. vcd F≤2) then Serre's Conjecture II (resp. the Hasse principle) holds for such a group. For a (C 2 )-field, in particular ℂ(x,y), we prove the stronger result that Serre's Conjecture II holds for all (not necessary quasi-split) exceptional groups of type 3,6D 4 ,E 6 ,E 7 .


Strong Result Exceptional Group Hasse Principle Perfect Field Trivial Kernel 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Chernousov
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  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut für Mathematik, ETH–Zentrum, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland (e-mail:

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