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Algebra Seminar
Proportion of ordinary curves in characteristic p
Soumya Sankar (University of Wisconsin Madison)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
11:15am – 12:05pm

Storrs Campus
Monteith 313

A curve over a field of characteristic $$p$$ is called ordinary if the $$p$$ torsion of its Jacobian is the largest possible. But what is the probability that a curve is ordinary? I will talk about various perspectives on this question, including some heuristics about how random $$p$$-divisible groups behave. I will also talk about cases for which the answer is known, namely Artin-Schreier and superelliptic curves.

Contact:

Mihai Fulger, mihai.fulger@uconn.edu

Algebra Seminar (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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