JOURNAL FUR DIE REINE UND ANGEWANDTE MATHEMATIK
© 2015 De Gruyter. We prove the Hasse principle and weak approximation for varieties defined over number fields by the nonsingular intersection of pairs of quadratic forms in eight variables. The argument develops work of Colliot-Thélène, Sansuc and Swinnerton-Dyer, and centres on a purely local problem about forms which split off three hyperbolic planes.
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