Ari Shnidman (HUJI)

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 15:00 – 16:15, -101


A number field is monogenic if its ring of integers is generated by a single element. It is conjectured that 0% of degree d number fields are monogenic (for any d > 2). There are local obstructions that force this proportion to be < 100%, but beyond this very little is known. I’ll discuss work with Alpoge and Bhargava showing that a positive proportion of cubic fields (d = 3) have no local obstructions and yet are still not monogenic. This uses new results on integral points and ranks of Selmer groups of elliptic curves in twist families.