Exceptional jumps of Picard rank of K3 surfaces over number fields

Exceptional jumps of Picard rank of K3 surfaces over number fields

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Salim Tayou, Institute for Advanced Study

Zoom link:  https://princeton.zoom.us/j/97126136441

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Given a K3 surface X over a number field K, we prove that the set of primes of K where the geometric Picard rank jumps is infinite, assuming that X has everywhere potentially good reduction. This result is formulated in the general framework of GSpin Shimura varieties and I will explain other applications to abelian surfaces. I will also discuss applications to the existence of rational curves on K3 surfaces.

The results in this talk are joint work with Ananth  Shankar, Arul Shankar and Yunqing Tang.