Manin's conjecture for certain smooth hypersurfaces in biprojective space

13 June 2013
16:00
Damaris Schindler
Abstract

So far, the circle method has been a very useful tool to prove
many cases of Manin's conjecture. Work of B. Birch back in 1961 establishes
this for smooth complete intersections in projective space as soon as the
number of variables is large enough depending on the degree and number of
equations. In this talk we are interested in subvarieties of biprojective
space. There is not much known so far, unless the underlying polynomials are
of bidegree (1,1). In this talk we present recent work which combines the
circle method with the generalised hyperbola method developed by V. Blomer
and J. Bruedern. This allows us to verify Manin's conjecture for certain
smooth hypersurfaces in biprojective space of general bidegree.

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