The 13/3 Problem and Hyperelliptic Supersingular Curves

Speaker: Gary McGuire, University College Dublin

Time: 4:00PM

Date: Mon 21st September 2009

Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room

We discuss the problem of computing the Fourier spectrum of a particular function on a finite field, which was conjectured to have unusual properties by Langevin and Leander. Trying to prove this conjecture leads us to questions about the possibilities for the number of rational points on hyperelliptic supersingular curves of low genus over finite fields.

(This talk is part of the Algebra/Claude Shannon Institute series.)