Study seminar: Elliptic surfaces and Néron models

Textbook: Silverman, Joseph H. Advanced topics in the arithmetic of elliptic curves. Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 151. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1994. xii+400 pp. ISBN: 0-387-94328-5
Meetings: Monday, 15:00 - 17:00, P 9318 (part of P 9309, next to AQ level stairs entrance)
Goal and format: Each meeting, one of the participants will lecture on a part of the textbook. We will fix the assignment of topics and the lecture schedule on the first meeting.

Lecturers, as a guide-line, should prepare a lecture of about 1.5 hours. Our time slot allows for overrun and discussion.

Lecture schedule:
Date Lecturer Title Sections
Jan. 26 Avi The weak Mordell-Weil theorem for elliptic curves over function fields III.1-3
Feb. 2 Brett Heights, split elliptic surfaces, and the Mordell-Weil Theorem III.4-6
Feb. 9 Reading Week
Feb. 16 Colin III.7-11
Feb. 23 Nils III.7-11
Mar. 2 Colin IV.1-4
Mar. 9 Nils IV.5,6
Mar. 16 Arizona Winter School
Mar. 23 Avi IV.7
Mar. 30 Brett IV.8,9
Apr. 13 IV.10,11