DOCUMENTA MATHEMATICA, Vol. 21 (2016), 91-123

Thomas Geisser and Alexander Schmidt

Tame Class Field Theory for Singular Varieties over Algebraically Closed Fields

Let $X$ be a separated scheme of finite type over an algebraically closed field $k$ and let $m$ be a natural number. By an explicit geometric construction using torsors we construct a pairing between the first mod $m$ Suslin homology and the first mod $m$ tame étale cohomology of $X$. We show that the induced homomorphism from the mod $m$ Suslin homology to the abelianized tame fundamental group of $X$ mod $m$ is surjective. It is an isomorphism of finite abelian groups if $(m, char(k)) = 1$, and for general $m$ if resolution of singularities holds over $k$.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 14F35, 14F43, 14C25

Keywords and Phrases: Suslin homology, higher dimensional class field theory, tame fundamental group

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