A heuristic for boundedness of elliptic curves

Algebra and Number Theory Seminar
Event time: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
DL 431
Jennifer Park
Speaker affiliation: 
University of Michigan
Event description: 

I will discuss a heuristic that predicts that the ranks of all but finitely many elliptic curves defined over Q are bounded above by 21. This is joint work with Bjorn Poonen, John Voight, and Melanie Matchett Wood.