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1. CMB 2009 (vol 53 pp. 58)
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 |
2. CMB 2009 (vol 53 pp. 87)
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 |
3. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 237)
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 |
4. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 264)
Counting Rational Points on Ruled Varieties In this paper, we prove a general result computing the number of rational points
of bounded height on a projective variety $V$ which is covered by lines. The
main technical result used to achieve this is an upper bound on the number of
rational points of bounded height on a line. This upper bound is such that it
can be easily controlled as the line varies, and hence is used to sum the counting
functions of the lines which cover the original variety $V$.
Categories:11G50, 11D45, 11D04, 14G05 |
5. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 495)
Canonical Vector Heights on Algebraic K3 Surfaces with Picard Number Two Let $V$ be an algebraic K3 surface defined over a number field $K$.
Suppose $V$ has Picard number two and an infinite group of
automorphisms $\mathcal{A} = \Aut(V/K)$. In this paper, we
introduce the notion of a vector height $\mathbf{h} \colon V \to
\Pic(V) \otimes \mathbb{R}$ and show the existence of a canonical
vector height $\widehat{\mathbf{h}}$ with the following properties:
\begin{gather*}
\widehat{\mathbf{h}} (\sigma P) = \sigma_* \widehat{\mathbf{h}} (P) \\
h_D (P) = \widehat{\mathbf{h}} (P) \cdot D + O(1),
\end{gather*}
where $\sigma \in \mathcal{A}$, $\sigma_*$ is the pushforward of
$\sigma$ (the pullback of $\sigma^{-1}$), and $h_D$ is a Weil
height associated to the divisor $D$. The bounded function implied
by the $O(1)$ does not depend on $P$. This allows us to attack
some arithmetic problems. For example, we show that the number of
rational points with bounded logarithmic height in an
$\mathcal{A}$-orbit satisfies
$$
N_{\mathcal{A}(P)} (t,D) = \# \{Q \in \mathcal{A}(P) : h_D (Q) Categories:11G50, 14J28, 14G40, 14J50, 14G05 |