Quillen-Lichtenbaum Conjecture

A technical conjecture which connects algebraic K-theory to étale cohomology. The conjecture was made more precise by Dwyer and Friedlander (1982). Thomason (1985) established the first half of this conjecture, but the entire conjecture has not yet been established.


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Weisstein, Eric W. "Quillen-Lichtenbaum Conjecture." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.