Number Theory Seminar

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Date, time & place Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) Naoki Imai, Yoichi Mieda


17:00-18:00   Room #ハイブリッド (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Koji Matsuda (University of Tokyo)
Torsion points of elliptic curves over cyclotomic fields (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
By Mordell--Weil theorem, the Mordell--Weil groups of elliptic curves over number fields are finitely generated, and in particular their torsion subgroups are finite. For a fixed elliptic curve, it is easy to compute its torsion subgroups. Conversely using modular curves, we can study the possible torsion subgroups of elliptic curves. More precisely, the existence of an elliptic curve with certain torsion points is essentially equivalent to the existence of certain rational points of a modular curve. In this talk, in order to study the rational points of modular curves over cyclotomic fields, we compute the Mordell--Weil ranks of their Jacobian varieties over cyclotomic fields.