nLab
perfectoid space

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Idea

Perfectoid spaces are a variant of Huber spaces in analytic geometry. The concept was introduced (Scholze 11) in order to generalize the classical theorem of (Fontaine-Winterberger 79) (see also at function field analogy).

This theorem establishes an isomorphism between the absolute Galois groups of an extension of the p-adic numbers and of the perfection of the field of Laurent series of the finite field 𝔽 p\mathbb{F}_p. In (Scholze 11) this is generalized by the statement that the perfectoid spaces over fields related this way are equivalent. (See Bhatt 14 for a review).

References

Exposition includes

  • Michael Harris, The perfectoid concept: Test case for an absent theory (pdf)

The concept is due to

motivated by

Review includes

Revised on July 7, 2017 12:11:12 by David Corfield (79.53.135.148)