Title: Abelian surfaces with everywhere good reduction
Speaker: Abhinav Kumar
Speaker Info: MIT
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)).Date: Monday, November 05, 2012
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.