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Thursday, November 11, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Linde Hall 387

Number Theory Seminar

Conditional algorithmic Mordell
Brian Lawrence, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,

Conditionally on the Fontaine-Mazur, Hodge, and Tate conjectures, there is an algorithm that finds all rational points on any curve of genus at least 2 over a number field. The algorithm uses Faltings's original proof of the finiteness of rational points, along with an analytic bound on the degree of an isogeny due to Masser and W├╝stholz. (Work in progress with Levent Alpoge.)

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