ANALYTIC AND GEOMETRIC NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR | |

Topic: | Half-Dimensional Sieve, Multiplicative Functions and Rational Points |

Speaker: | Ritabrata Munshi |

Affiliation: | Member, School of Mathematics |

Date: | Thursday, December 3 |

Time/Room: | 2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101 |

In the first half of the talk I will give details of my joint work with Henryk Iwaniec. We use half-dimensional sieve to obtain a lower bound for the density of rational points on the cubic Chatelet surface. The cubic Chatelet surface can also be viewed as a quadratic family of elliptic curves. In the second half of the talk I will show that in the special case where the elliptic curves have complex multiplication, many of them have analytic rank (and consequently Mordell-Weil rank) one. Certain inequalities for multiplicative functions play a crucial role in the error term analysis in both the results.