Inseparable points of abelian varieties

19 May 2017
Damian Rössler

Let A be an abelian variety over the function field K of a curve over a finite field of characteristic p>0. We shall show that the group A(K^{p^{-\infty}}) is finitely generated, unless severe restrictions are put on the geometry of A. In particular, we shall show that if A is ordinary and has a point of bad reduction then A(K^{p^{-\infty}}) is finitely generated. This result can be used to give partial answers to questions of Scanlon, Ziegler, Esnault, Voloch and Poonen.

  • Arithmetic Geometry Seminar