Department of Mathematics


  •  Stephanie Chan, UMich
  •  Integral points in families of elliptic curves
  •  10/31/2022
  •  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Preston Wake (

Given an elliptic curve over a number field with its Weierstrass model, we can study the integral points on the curve. Taking an infinite family of elliptic curves and imposing some ordering, we may ask how often a curve has an integral point and how many integral points there are on average. We expect that elliptic curves with any non-trivial integral points are generally very sparse. In certain quadratic and cubic twist families, we prove that almost all curves contain no nontrivial integral points.



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