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The torsion index ofE8 and other groups

Burt Totaro

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We compute Grothendieck's torsion index of a compact Lie group for all simply connected groups and all groups of adjoint type. In particular, the torsion index of the group E8 is 26·32·5.

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Duke Math. J. Volume 129, Number 2 (2005), 219-248.

First available in Project Euclid: 27 September 2005

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Totaro, Burt. The torsion index of $E_8$ and other groups. Duke Math. J. 129 (2005), no. 2, 219--248. doi:10.1215/S0012-7094-05-12922-2. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1127831438

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