Abelian varieties with maximal Galois action on their torsion points

Abelian varieties with maximal Galois action on their torsion points - David Zywina

David Zywina
January 24, 2013

Abstract:
Associated to an abelian variety A/K is a Galois representation which describes the action of the absolute Galois group of K on the torsion points of A. In this talk, we shall describe how large the image of this representation can be (in terms of a number field K and the dimension of A). We achieve this by considering abelian varieties in families and then using a special variant of Hilbert's irreducibility theorem. Some results of Serre on the mod ell Galois image will also be reviewed. (This is joint work with David Zureick-Brown)