## Vítězslav Kala

*Semifields and a theorem of Abhyankar*

Comment.Math.Univ.Carolin. 58,3 (2017) 267-273.**Abstract:**Abhyankar proved that every field of finite transcendence degree over $\mathbb{Q}$ or over a finite field is a homomorphic image of a subring of the ring of polynomials $\mathbb{Z}[T_1,\dots, T_n]$ (for some $n$ depending on the field). We conjecture that his result cannot be substantially strengthened and show that our conjecture implies a well-known conjecture on the additive idempotence of semifields that are finitely generated as semirings.

**Keywords:** Abhyankar's construction; semiring; semifield; finitely generated; additively idempotent

**DOI:** DOI 10.14712/1213-7243.2015.216

**AMS Subject Classification:** 12K10 13B25 16Y60

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