Quadratic points on hyperelliptic curves

Series: 
Algebra Seminar
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
McGill University
Organizer: 
Using the ideas of Poonen and Stoll, we develop a modified version of Chabauty's method, which shows that a positive proportion of hyperelliptic curves have as few quadratic points as possible.