Number Theory Seminar

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Date, time & place Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 117Room #117 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) Naoki Imai, Shane Kelly

2007/11/21

16:30-17:30   Room #117 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Christopher Rasmussen (京都大学数理解析研究所)
Abelian varieties with constrained torsion
[ Abstract ]
The pro-$l$ Galois representation attached to the arithmetic fundamental group of a curve $X$ is heavily influenced by the arithmetic of certain classes of its branched covers. It is natural, therefore, to search for and classify these special covers in a meaningful way. When $X$ is the projective line minus three points, one finds that such covers are very scarce. In joint work with Akio Tamagawa, we formulate a conjecture to quanitify this scarcity, and present a proof for the conjecture in the case of genus one curves defined over $\\Q$.