Arithmetic of abelian varieties over function fields and an application to anabelian geometry.

13 March 2014
Mohamed Saidi
<p>We investigate certain (hopefully new) arithmetic aspects of abelian varieties defined over function fields of curves over finitely generated fields. One of the key ingredients in our investigation is a new specialisation theorem a la N\'eron for the first Galois cohomology group with values in the Tate module, which generalises N\'eron specialisation theorem for rational points. Also, among other things, we introduce a discrete version of Selmer groups, which are finitely generated abelian groups. We also discuss an application of our investigation to anabelian geometry (joint work with Akio Tamagawa).</p>
  • Number Theory Seminar