Arithmetic of elliptic curves at the small primes
Heilbronn Number Theory Seminar
8th June 2022, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fry Building, 2.04
In this talk, I will study elliptic curves E of the form x^3+y^3=N for positive integers N. They admit complex multiplication, which allows us to tackle the conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer for E effectively. Indeed, using Iwasawa theory, Rubin was able to show the p-part of the conjecture for E for all primes p, except for the primes 2 and 3. The theory becomes much more complex at these small primes, but at the same time we can observe some interesting phenomenons. I will explain a method to study the p-adic valuation of the algebraic part of the central L-value of E, and I will establish the 3-part of the conjecture for E in special cases. I will then explain a relation between the 2-part of a certain ideal class group and the Tate-Shafarevich group of E. Part of this talk is based on joint work with Yongxiong Li.