Organizer: V. Harizanov and A. Shlapentokh
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Thursday, December 17, 12:00-1:00 ET on Zoom
Speaker: Bjorn Poonen, MIT
Title: Heuristics for the arithmetic of elliptic curves
Abstract: We discuss a probabilistic model for the arithmetic of elliptic curves, a model developed in a series of articles with Bhargava, Kane, Lenstra, Park, Rains, Voight, and Wood. We discuss the theoretical evidence for the model, and we make predictions about elliptic curves based on corresponding theorems proved about the model. In particular, the model suggests that all but finitely many elliptic curves over Q have rank <= 21, which would imply that the rank is uniformly bounded.