Riv. Mat. Univ. Parma, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2016

Carlo Gasbarri[1]

On some differences between number fields and function fields

Pages: 1-18
Received: 20 January 2016
Accepted in revised form: 21 June 2016
Mathematics Subject Classification (2010): 14G40, 14G22, 11G50.
Keywords: Arithmetic over function fields, height theory, Lang and Vojta conjectures.
Author address:
[1] : IRMA, UMR 7501, 7 rue René-Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg Cedex, France

Research supported by the FRIAS-USIAS.

Abstract: The analogy between the arithmetic of varieties over number fields and the arithmetic of varieties over function fields is a leading theme in arithmetic geometry. This analogy is very powerful but there are some gaps. In this note we will show how the presence of isotrivial varieties over function fields (the analogous of which does not seem to exist over number fields) breaks this analogy. Some counterexamples to a statement similar to Northcott Theorem are proposed. In positive characteristic, some explicit counterexamples to statements similar to Lang and Vojta conjectures are given.


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