# Questions tagged [elliptic-curves]

An elliptic curve is an algebraic curve of genus one with some additional properties. Questions with this tag will often have the top-level tags nt.number-theory or ag.algebraic-geometry. Note also the tag arithmetic-geometry as well as some related tags such as rational-points, abelian-varieties, heights. Please do not use this tag for questions related to ellipses; instead use conic-sections.

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### Is every positive integer the rank of an elliptic curve over some number field?

For every positive integer $n$, is there some number field $K$ and elliptic curve $E/K$ such that $E(K)$ has rank $n$? It's easy to show that the set of such $n$ is unbounded. But can one show that ...
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### Infinite extensions such that every elliptic curve has finite rank

The comments to this answer seem to make the following claim. Claim. Let $K$ be the maximal abelian extension of $\mathbf Q$ that is unramified away from $p$ (more generally, away from a finite set $S$...
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### "High-concept" explanation for proof of a theorem of Ochanine?

See Akhil Mathew's notes on Ochanine's theorem for elliptic genera here and here. Let $\phi: \Omega_{SO} \to \Lambda$ be a genus. We might ask when $\phi$ satisfies the following multiplicative ...
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### For how many primes does an elliptic curve over a totally imaginary field have supersingular reduction?

An elliptic curve over a finite field, $k$, of characteristic p is called supersingular if it has no $p$-torsion over $k^{\mathrm{alg}}$, or equivalently, if $\mathrm{End}(E)$ is an order in a ...
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### Recent developments in the proof of Fermat's last theorem

I posted on Mathematics Stack Exchange, but was encouraged to post on MathOverFlow instead. It has been 20 years since Fermat's last theorem was proved by Andrew Wiles. Has there been any ...
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### Explicit example of elliptic curve of the kind needed for IUTT

At the nLab, we are currently trying to illustrate the definition of initial theta-data in Mochizuki's first IUTT paper by means of an explicit example. The exposition should end up at the following ...
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This is a continuation of my recent question: Mirror symmetry for polarized abelian surfaces and Shioda-Inose K3s. In the comments of the question, I was directed to the paper http://arxiv.org/abs/...
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### Case D=4l in Elkies' paper on Supersingular Primes of an Elliptic Curve over $\mathbb{Q}$

My question is regarding Elkies' paper on "The existence of infinitely many supersingular primes for every elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$". In the section "Nuts and Bolts", Elkies has the ...
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### Artin representations appearing in Mordell-Weil groups of elliptic curves

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbf{Q}$, and let $K$ be a Galois number field. The Galois group $G=\mathrm{Gal}(K/\mathbf{Q})$ acts on the Mordell-Weil group $E(K)$ and thus on the ...
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### Why are solutions to $\sqrt[k]{x_1^k+x_2^k+x_3^k+x_4^k}$ for $k=2,3$ curiously smooth?

Given an integer solution $s_m$ to the system, $$x_1^2+x_2^2+\dots+x_n^2 = y^2$$ $$x_1^3+x_2^3+\dots+x_n^3 = z^3$$ and define the function, $$F(s_m) = x_1+x_2+\dots+x_n$$ For $n\geq3$, using an ...
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### Why doesn't functoriality immediately imply the modularity theorem?

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve. By the modularity theorem, the prime indexed coefficients of its $L$-function agree with those of a weight $2$ cusp eigenform $f$ with integer coefficients. ...
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### Record analytic rank for an elliptic curve?

What is the current record (and reference) for the highest analytic rank of an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$? The highest algebraic rank is the Elkies curve with rank at least 28, but I cannot ...
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### Non-vanishing modular forms

Prompted by this MO question, I have the following question about modular forms which do not vanish on the upper-half plane. Q1. Let $N \geq 1$ be an integer and let $\Gamma(N)$ be the principal ...
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### Isogenies between supersingular elliptic curves

Suppose we are given two non-isomorphic supersingular elliptic curves $C$ and $C'$ (in characteristic $p$). Is there an isogeny $C\to C'$ of a given degree (say, power of a prime $l$ different from ...
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### Integral points on elliptic curve and the Lee norm

This question is based on small experiments I have done in Sagemath and if it is not research level, I will move it to MSE: Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined with coefficients in $\mathbb{Z}$. The ...
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### Representation of the space of lattices in $\Bbb R^n$

The space of 2D lattices in $\Bbb R^2$ can be represented with the two Eisenstein series $G_4$ and $G_6$. Each lattice uniquely maps to a point in $\Bbb C^2$ using these two invariants, and the points ...
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Let $K$ be the compositum of all quadratic extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$, that is $$K = \mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{d} \ : \ d \in \mathbb{Q}).$$ Is there a (geometrically irreducible) smooth variety $V/\mathbb{... 0answers 460 views ### divisibility of Tamagawa numbers Let$E/\mathbb{Q}$be an elliptic curve of conductor$N$. Let$p\ge11$be a prime of good ordinary reduction for$E$and assume that$p$does not divide the degree of a minimal modular parametrization ... 0answers 411 views ### Kihara-like Z/6Z elliptic curve families Shoichi Kihara constructed a family of elliptic curves with Mordell–Weil group$\mathbb{Z}/6\mathbb{Z}\times\mathbb{Z}^3$(generic rank at least 3) in 2006. Kihara's family produces a number of rank 8 ... 0answers 236 views ### Good reduction of finite etale covers of abelian varieties Let$R$be a dvr (whose residue characteristic is zero if it helps) with fraction field$K$. Let$A$be an abelian variety over$K$with good reduction over$R$. Let$X\to A$be a finite etale ... 0answers 601 views ### Modular interpretation of Ramanujan theta operator? I'm a beginner to the theory of modular forms trying to understand a certain construction from the point of view of elliptic curves. Let$f(q) = \sum a_n q^n$be a formal power series. Define$\theta ...
Suppose $E_{/\mathbb{Q}}$ is an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ without CM. By Elkies' theorem, there exist infinitely many primes $p$ for which $E$ has supersingular reduction at $p$. Question. Is ...