Theorem 59.67.8. Let $K$ be a $C_1$ field. Then $\text{Br}(K) = 0$.

**Proof.**
Let $D$ be a finite dimensional division algebra over $K$ with center $K$. We have seen that

uniquely up to inner isomorphism. Hence the determinant $\det : \text{Mat}_ d(K^{sep}) \to K^{sep}$ is Galois invariant and descends to a homogeneous degree $d$ map

called the *reduced norm*. Since $K$ is $C_1$, if $d > 1$, then there exists a nonzero $x \in D$ with $N_\text {red}(x) = 0$. This clearly implies that $x$ is not invertible, which is a contradiction. Hence $\text{Br}(K) = 0$.
$\square$

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