An introduction to height theory

Time:2023-10-13 ~ 2024-01-19 Fri 13:30-16:55

Venue:Venue: A3-1-301 Zoom: 242 742 6089 (PW: BIMSA)

Speaker:Arnaud Plessis (Assistant Professor)


The notion of height was invented by André Weil to prove the famous Mordell's conjecture (if A is an abelian variety defined over a number field K, then A(K) is a finitely generated abelian group). In this class, we will study some properties of the logarithmic, absolute Weil height. We will also discuss about open problems related to this useful tool. At the end, we will construct an analogue of this height on elliptic curves.

Lecturer Intro

Arnaud Plessis is an assistant professor at BIMSA from September 2023. His research is mainly focused on diophantine geometry. He obtained his Phd. thesis in 2019 at Université de Caen Normandie. Before joining BIMSA, he has been Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (a kind of postdoctoral with course duties) at Université Grenoble Alpes from September 2019 to August 2020. Then, he has been postdoctor at Morningside Center of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, from September 2020 to August 2023.

DATEOctober 13, 2023
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