1. CJM 2016 (vol 68 pp. 361)
 Fité, Francesc; González, Josep; Lario, Joan Carles

Frobenius Distribution for Quotients of Fermat Curves of Prime Exponent
Let $\mathcal{C}$ denote the Fermat curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ of prime
exponent $\ell$. The Jacobian $\operatorname{Jac}(\mathcal{C})$
of~$\mathcal{C}$ splits over $\mathbb{Q}$ as the product of Jacobians
$\operatorname{Jac}(\mathcal{C}_k)$, $1\leq k\leq \ell2$, where
$\mathcal{C}_k$ are curves obtained as quotients of $\mathcal{C}$ by
certain subgroups of automorphisms of $\mathcal{C}$. It is well known
that $\operatorname{Jac}(\mathcal{C}_k)$ is the power of an absolutely
simple abelian variety $B_k$ with complex multiplication. We call
degenerate those pairs $(\ell,k)$ for which $B_k$ has degenerate CM
type. For a nondegenerate pair $(\ell,k)$, we compute the SatoTate
group of $\operatorname{Jac}(\mathcal{C}_k)$, prove the generalized
SatoTate Conjecture for it, and give an explicit method to compute
the moments and measures of the involved distributions. Regardless of
$(\ell,k)$ being degenerate or not, we also obtain Frobenius
equidistribution results for primes of certain residue degrees in the
$\ell$th cyclotomic field. Key to our results is a detailed study of
the rank of certain generalized Demjanenko matrices.
Keywords:SatoTate group, Fermat curve, Frobenius distribution Categories:11D41, 11M50, 11G10, 14G10 

2. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 749)
 Howe, Lawrence

Twisted HasseWeil $L$functions and the rank of MordellWeil groups
Following a method outlined by Greenberg, root
number computations give a conjectural lower bound for the ranks of
certain MordellWeil groups of elliptic curves. More specifically,
for $\PQ_{n}$ a \pgl{{\bf Z}/p^{n}{\bf Z}}extension of ${\bf Q}$ and
$E$ an elliptic curve over {\bf Q}, define the motive $E \otimes
\rho$, where $\rho$ is any irreducible representation of
$\Gal (\PQ_{n}/{\bf Q})$. Under some restrictions, the root number in
the conjectural functional equation for the $L$function of $E
\otimes \rho$ is easily computible, and a `$1$' implies, by the
Birch and SwinnertonDyer conjecture, that $\rho$ is found in
$E(\PQ_{n}) \otimes {\bf C}$. Summing the dimensions of such $\rho$
gives a conjectural lower bound of
$$
p^{2n}  p^{2n  1}  p  1
$$
for the rank of $E(\PQ_{n})$.
Categories:11G05, 14G10 
