Finite polynomial cohomology for general varieties Academic Article uri icon


  • Nekovář and Nizioł (Syntomic cohomology and p-adic regulators for varieties over p-adic fields, 2013) have introduced in a version of syntomic cohomology valid for arbitrary varieties over p-adic fields. This uses a mapping cone construction similar to the rigid syntomic cohomology of (Besser, Israel J Math 120(1):291–334, 2000) in the good-reduction case, but with Hyodo–Kato (log-crystalline) cohomology in place of rigid cohomology. In this short note, we describe a cohomology theory which is a modification of the theory of Nekovář–Nizioł, modified by replacing \(1 - \varphi \) with other polynomials in \(\varphi \). This is the analogue for bad-reduction varieties of the finite-polynomial cohomology of (Besser, Invent Math 142(2):397–434, 2000); and we use this cohomology theory to give formulae for p-adic regulator maps, extending the results of (Besser, Invent Math 142(2):397–434, 2000; Besser, Israel J Math 120(1):335–360, 2000; Besser, Israel J Math 190(1):29–66, 2012) to varieties over p-adic fields, without assuming any good reduction hypotheses.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016