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1. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 225)
On the Notion of Visibility of Torsors Let $J$ be an abelian variety and
$A$ be an abelian subvariety of $J$, both defined over $\mathbf{Q}$.
Let $x$ be an element of $H^1(\mathbf{Q},A)$.
Then there are at least two definitions of $x$ being visible in $J$:
one asks that the torsor corresponding to $x$ be isomorphic over $\mathbf{Q}$
to a subvariety of $J$, and the other asks that $x$ be in the kernel
of the natural map $H^1(\mathbf{Q},A) \to H^1(\mathbf{Q},J)$. In this article, we
clarify the relation between the two definitions.
Keywords:torsors, principal homogeneous spaces, visibility, Shafarevich-Tate group Categories:11G35, 14G25 |
2. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 398)
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 |