Manin conjectures for K3 surfaces

  • Date: 02/07/2008
  • Time: 16:10
Lecturer(s):

Ronald van Luijk (PIMS/SFU/UBC)

Location: 

Simon Fraser University

Topic: 

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.

Other Information: 

Number Theory Seminar

Sponsor:  pimssfu