Number Theory

Title: Pencils of quadrics and 2-Selmer groups of Jacobians of hyperelliptic curves
Speaker: Jerry Wang
Speaker Info: Princeton
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Since Bhargava and Shankar's new method of counting orbits, average orders of the 2,3,4,5-Selmer groups of elliptic curves over Q have been obtained. In this talk we will look at a construction of torsors of Jacobians of hyperelliptic curves using pencils of quadrics and see how they are used to compute the average order of the 2-Selmer groups of Jacobians of certain families of hyperelliptic curves over Q.
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Time: 4:00PM
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Simon Marshall
Contact email: slm@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-0715
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