The 13th Brauer group conference

June, 2018, at Pingree Park Colorado

This meeting will be loosely structured around the Brauer Group and related topics. In the tradition of past Pingree Park Brauer group meetings, we are happy to welcome families, graduate students and young researchers, and hope to provide ample time to informally discuss mathematics and explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Details: The 13th Brauer group meeting will take place June 18-22, 2018, with participants arriving on Sunday, June 17th, at the Pingree Park Mountain Branch Campus of Colorado State University. The conference will begin on Monday, June 18th, and the talks will end on Friday, June 22nd, by noon. Participants are welcome to leave Friday June 22nd or stay one additional night and depart on Saturday, June 23rd.

Registration: If you are interested in attending and/or partipating by giving a talk, please fill out a registration form by using the link below. Some support will be available, although the exact amount is not yet determined. Funding priority will be given to graduate student participants and early career researchers.

Registration Form

Information sheet for staying at Pingree Park

Organizers: Kelly McKinnie and Danny Krashen

Facilities: The conference center meeting room will have projection equipment for laptop computers available, as well as chalkboards. Participants are welcome to use either the projectors or chalkboards for their talks.

Carpooling: To facilitate getting to the conference site, we are using "group carpool." If you would like to coordinate rides between the conference and the airport, you can access the carpool site at the link:
Brauer Group @ Pingree Carpool Site

Directions: The drive from Denver International Airport (DIA) to Pingree takes roughly 3 hours (about 1 hour to Fort Collins, then 2 more hours to Pingree). You can find maps and directions below!


  • Tamar Bar-On
  • Jen Berg
  • Nivedita Bhaskhar
  • Eric Brussel
  • Huy Dang
  • Yael Davidov
  • Riley Ellis
  • Anastassia Etropolski
  • Uriya First
  • Shira Gilat
  • Reed Gordon-Sarney
  • Saurabh Gosavi
  • Ernest Guico
  • Mee Song Im
  • Nikita Karpenko
  • Daniel Krashen
  • Qixiao Ma
  • Eoin Mackall
  • Eliyahu Matzri
  • Patrick McFaddin
  • Kelly McKinnie
  • Alexander Merkurjev
  • Sumit Chandra Mishra
  • Jasmin Omanovic
  • Marina Palaisti
  • Louis Rowen
  • David Saltman
  • Nathan Schley
  • Makoto Suwama
  • Charlotte Ure
  • Uzi Vishne
  • Stephen Wolff


  • The tower of profinite completions (Tamar Bar-On)
  • Odd order transcendental obstructions to the Hasse principle of K3 surfaces (Jen Berg)
  • Brauer p-dimension of complete discretely valued fields (Nivedita Bhaskhar)
  • Brauer dimension vs. cyclic length (Eric Brussel)
  • Involutions and Ramificaiton (Uriya First)
  • Locally central simple algebras, part 2 (Shira Gilat)
  • Totaro's question on zero cycles on torsors (Reed Gordon-Sarney)
  • The u-invariant and splitting dimension (Saurabh Gosavi)
  • An investigation towards higher Schur-Weyl duality for the periplectic Lie superalgebra (Mee Song Im)
  • An example of vanishing Chern classes (Nikita Karpenko)
  • Extremely indecomposable division algebras (Daniel Krashen)
  • Brauer classes over the Picard scheme of curves (Qixiao Ma)
  • Torsion in Chow groups (Eoin Mackall)
  • Generic splitting varieties for symbols (Eliyahu Matzri)
  • The u-invariant in characteristic 2 (Kelly McKinnie)
  • A remark on classifying spaces of some algebraic groups (Alexander Merkurjev)
  • Clifford and Azumaya algebras over hyperelliptic curves (Louis Rowen)
  • Geometric common slots (David Saltman)
  • Generators and relations in the Brauer group of an Elliptic curve (Charlotte Ure)
  • The Brauer group to Infinity and Beyond (Uzi Vishne)