Rational torsion in modular Jacobians

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00

Thackeray 703

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Preston Wake
Michigan State University

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For a prime number N, Ogg's conjecture states that the torsion in the Jacobian of the modular curve X_0(N) is generated by the cusps. Mazur proved Ogg's conjecture as one of the main theorems in his "Eisenstein ideal" paper. I'll talk about a generalization of Ogg's conjecture for squarefree N and a proof using the Eisenstein ideal. This is joint work with Ken Ribet.

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