Number Theory

Title: Abelian surfaces with everywhere good reduction
Speaker: Abhinav Kumar
Speaker Info: MIT
Brief Description:
Special Note:

It is a (by now) classical theorem of Fontaine and Abrashkin that there are no abelian varieties over Z. On the other hand, there are several examples of elliptic curves over quadratic fields with good reduction everywhere, the first being given by Tate and Serre over the field Q(sqrt(29)).

I will report on recent joint work with Lassina Dembele, in which we produce several examples of abelian surfaces with real multiplication, defined over a real quadratic field and having good reduction everywhere. It relies on recent explicit equations for Hilbert modular surfaces (due to Elkies and the speaker) and also on efficient computation of Hecke eigenvalues for spaces of Hilbert modular forms (due to Dembele, Donnelly, Voight and Greenberg). Our work also provides some evidence for the Eichler-Shimura conjecture for Hilbert modular forms.

Date: Monday, November 05, 2012
Time: 5:00PM
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Simon Marshall
Contact email: slm@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-0715
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