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1. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 510)

Dubickas, Artūras
Linear Forms in Monic Integer Polynomials
We prove a necessary and sufficient condition on the list of nonzero integers $u_1,\dots,u_k$, $k \geq 2$, under which a monic polynomial $f \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ is expressible by a linear form $u_1f_1+\dots+u_kf_k$ in monic polynomials $f_1,\dots,f_k \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$. This condition is independent of $f$. We also show that if this condition holds, then the monic polynomials $f_1,\dots,f_k$ can be chosen to be irreducible in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$.

Keywords:irreducible polynomial, height, linear form in polynomials, Eisenstein's criterion
Categories:11R09, 11C08, 11B83

2. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 739)

Samuels, Charles L.
The Infimum in the Metric Mahler Measure
Dubickas and Smyth defined the metric Mahler measure on the multiplicative group of non-zero algebraic numbers. The definition involves taking an infimum over representations of an algebraic number $\alpha$ by other algebraic numbers. We verify their conjecture that the infimum in its definition is always achieved, and we establish its analog for the ultrametric Mahler measure.

Keywords:Weil height, Mahler measure, metric Mahler measure, Lehmer's problem
Categories:11R04, 11R09

3. CMB 2009 (vol 53 pp. 58)

Dąbrowski, Andrzej; Jędrzejak, Tomasz
Ranks in Families of Jacobian Varieties of Twisted Fermat Curves
In this paper, we prove that the unboundedness of ranks in families of Jacobian varieties of twisted Fermat curves is equivalent to the divergence of certain infinite series.

Keywords:Fermat curve, Jacobian variety, elliptic curve, canonical height
Categories:11G10, 11G05, 11G50, 14G05, 11G30, 14H45, 14K15

4. CMB 2009 (vol 53 pp. 87)

Ghioca, Dragos
Elliptic Curves over the Perfect Closure of a Function Field
We prove that the group of rational points of a non-isotrivial elliptic curve defined over the perfect closure of a function field in positive characteristic is finitely generated.

Keywords:elliptic curves, heights
Categories:11G50, 11G05

5. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 237)

Ghioca, Dragos
Points of Small Height on Varieties Defined over a Function Field
We obtain a Bogomolov type of result for the affine space defined over the algebraic closure of a function field of transcendence degree $1$ over a finite field.

Keywords:heights, Bogomolov conjecture
Categories:11G50, 11G25, 11G10

6. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 398)

McKinnon, David
A Reduction of the Batyrev-Manin Conjecture for Kummer Surfaces
Let $V$ be a $K3$ surface defined over a number field $k$. The Batyrev-Manin conjecture for $V$ states that for every nonempty open subset $U$ of $V$, there exists a finite set $Z_U$ of accumulating rational curves such that the density of rational points on $U-Z_U$ is strictly less than the density of rational points on $Z_U$. Thus, the set of rational points of $V$ conjecturally admits a stratification corresponding to the sets $Z_U$ for successively smaller sets $U$. In this paper, in the case that $V$ is a Kummer surface, we prove that the Batyrev-Manin conjecture for $V$ can be reduced to the Batyrev-Manin conjecture for $V$ modulo the endomorphisms of $V$ induced by multiplication by $m$ on the associated abelian surface $A$. As an application, we use this to show that given some restrictions on $A$, the set of rational points of $V$ which lie on rational curves whose preimages have geometric genus 2 admits a stratification of

Keywords:rational points, Batyrev-Manin conjecture, Kummer, surface, rational curve, abelian surface, height
Categories:11G35, 14G05

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