Chabauty--Kim and the Section Conjecture for locally geometric sections

L. Alexander Betts, Theresa Kumpitsch, Martin Lüdtke

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Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve of genus $\geq2$ over a number field. A natural variant of Grothendieck's Section Conjecture postulates that every section of the fundamental exact sequence for $X$ which everywhere locally comes from a point of $X$ in fact globally comes from a point of $X$. We show that $X/\mathbb{Q}$ satisfies this version of the Section Conjecture if it satisfies Kim's Conjecture for almost all choices of auxiliary prime $p$, and give the appropriate generalisation to $S$-integral points on hyperbolic curves. This gives a new "computational" strategy for proving instances of this variant of the Section Conjecture, which we carry out for the thrice-punctured line over $\mathbb{Z}[1/2]$.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages54
Publication statusSubmitted - 16-May-2023


  • math.NT
  • math.AG
  • Primary: 14H30. Secondary: 11G30, 14H25

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