We discuss a few linked questions about curves of genus one, mainly over function fields. We discuss whether a point on an elliptic curve, everywhere locally divisible by nn, is globally divisible by nn. We look at whether an element of the Tate-Shafarevich group of an elliptic curve is divisible by nn as an element of the Weil-Chatelet group and its relation with finite descent obstructions for curves of genus one. Finally, given a global point on an elliptic curve we look at obstructions for its reduction modulo a place vv being a generator over the residue field at vv, for all vv.


Felipe Voloch

Research Area

University of Canterbury


Wed, 02/11/2016 - 1:00pm


RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW