Number Theory

Title: Most odd degree hyperelliptic curves have only one rational point
Speaker: Bjorn Poonen
Speaker Info: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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We prove that the probability that a curve of the form y^2 = f(x) over Q with deg f = 2g+1 has no rational point other than the point at infinity tends to 1 as g tends to infinity. This is joint work with Michael Stoll.
Date: Monday, November 30, 2015
Time: 3:00PM
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Yifeng LIu
Contact email: liuyf@math.northwestern.edu
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