Reduction Types of Abelian Varieties

23 November 2015
Alexander Betts

Much of the arithmetic behaviour of an elliptic curve can be understood by examining its mod p reduction at some prime p. In this talk, we will aim to explain some of the ways we can define the mod p reduction, and the classifications of which reduction types occur.

Topics to be covered include the classical reduction types (good/multiplicative/additive), the Kodaira-Neron reduction types that refine them, and the Raynaud parametrisation of a semistable abelian variety. Time permitting, we may also discuss joint work with Vladimir Dokchitser classifying the semistable reduction types of 2-dimensional abelian varieties.

  • Junior Number Theory Seminar