Seminar series
Tue, 07 Mar 2017
Laura Capuano

What makes an intersection likely or unlikely? A simple dimension count shows that two varieties of dimension r and s are non "likely" to intersect if r < codim s, unless there are some special geometrical relations among them. A series of conjectures due to Bombieri-Masser-Zannier, Zilber and Pink rely on this philosophy. I will speak about a joint work with F. Barroero (Basel) in this framework in the special case of a curve in a family of elliptic curves. The proof is based on Pila-Zannier method, combining diophantine ingredients with a refinement of a theorem of Pila and Wilkie about counting rational points in sets definable in o-minimal structures.
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