Keller, Timo

On an Analogue of the Conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer for Abelian Schemes over Higher Dimensional Bases over Finite Fields

Doc. Math. 24, 915-993 (2019)
DOI: 10.25537/dm.2019v24.915-993
Communicated by Otmar Venjakob


We formulate an analogue of the conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer for Abelian schemes with everywhere good reduction over higher dimensional bases over finite fields of characteristic \(p\). We prove the prime-to-\(p\) part conditionally on the finiteness of the \(p\)-primary part of the Tate-Shafarevich group or the equality of the analytic and the algebraic rank. If the base is a product of curves, Abelian varieties and K3 surfaces, we prove the prime-to-\(p\) part of the conjecture for constant or isoconstant Abelian schemes, in particular the prime-to-\(p\) part for (1) relative elliptic curves with good reduction or (2) Abelian schemes with constant isomorphism type of \(\mathscr{A}[p]\) or (3) Abelian schemes with supersingular generic fibre, and the full conjecture for relative elliptic curves with good reduction over curves and for constant Abelian schemes over arbitrary bases. We also reduce the conjecture to the case of surfaces as the basis.

Mathematics Subject Classification

11G40, 11G50, 19F27, 11G10, 14F20, 14K15


$L$-functions of varieties over global field, Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, higher regulators, étale and other Grothendieck topologies and cohomologies, arithmetic ground fields


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Keller, Timo
Mathematisches Institut, Universität Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany