Number Theory

Title: Conductors and minimal discriminants of hyperelliptic curves
Speaker: Padmavathi Srinivasan
Speaker Info: Georgia Tech
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Special Note:

Conductors and minimal discriminants are two measures of degeneracy of the singular fiber in a family of hyperelliptic curves. In the case of elliptic curves, the Ogg-Saito formula shows that (the negative of) the Artin conductor equals the naive minimal discriminant. In the case of genus two curves, Qing Liu showed that equality no longer holds in general, but the two invariants are related by an inequality. We extend Liu’s inequality to hyperelliptic curves of arbitrary genus assuming that the residue characteristic is large compared to the genus.
Date: Monday, October 08, 2018
Time: 4:00PM
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Bao Le Hung
Contact email: lhvietbao@math.northwestern.edu
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