p-adic heights and integral points on hyperelliptic curves

Series: 
Algebra Seminar
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 005
,  
Harvard University
Organizer: 
We give a Chabauty-like method for finding p-adic approximations to integral points on hyperelliptic curves when the Mordell-Weil rank of the Jacobian equals the genus. The method uses an interpretation ofthe component at p of the p-adic height pairing in terms of iterated Coleman integrals.  This is joint work with Amnon Besser and Steffen Mueller.