How badly can the Hasse principle fail?

22 October 2014
Francesca Balestrieri

Given any family of varieties over a number field, if we have that the existence of local points everywhere is equivalent to the existence of a global point (for each member of the family), then we say that the family satisfies the Hasse principle. Of more interest, in this talk, is the case when the Hasse principle fails: we will give an overview of the "geography" of the currently known obstructions.