Manin conjectures for K3 surfaces

  • Date: 02/07/2008
  • Time: 16:10

Ronald van Luijk (PIMS/SFU/UBC)


Simon Fraser University


The Manin conjectures describe for geometrically easy varieties how the
number of their rational points of bounded height should grow as the
height bound varies. In this talk I will describe recent computations
that suggest a similar statement for K3 surfaces, which are
geometrically more complicated. Part of the talk will focus on how to
count the number of points in a specific example, using a variation of
an algorithm by Noam Elkies.

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Number Theory Seminar

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