Event Detail

Event Type: 
Number Theory Seminar
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 16:00 to 16:45
Location: 
Weniger 201

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Portland State University
Abstract: 

We apply a Minkowski-type theorem for function fields to compute the
proportion of certain families of hyperellptic curves over finite
fields of characteristic three that have any particular a-number. In
particular, we compute the number of hyperellptic curves of any genus
with maximal a-number over any such field. This work is joint with
Jeffrey Lin Thunder and Colin Weir.