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On the essential minimum of Faltings’ height

Resumen

We study the essential minimum of the (stable) Faltings height on the moduli space of elliptic curves. We prove that, in contrast to the Weil height on a projective space and the Néron-Tate height of an abelian variety, Faltings’ height takes at least two values that are smaller than its essential minimum. We also provide upper and lower bounds for this quantity that allow us to compute it up to five decimal places. In addition, we give numerical evidence that there are at least four isolated values before the essential minimum.
One of the main ingredients in our analysis is a good approximation of the hyperbolic Green function associated to the cusp of the modular curve of level one. To establish this approximation, we make an intensive use of distortion theorems for univalent functions.
Our results have been motivated and guided by numerical experiments that are described in detail in the companion files.

Autores: Burgos Gil, J., Menares, R., Rivera-Letelier, J.,

URL de la publicación: https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.00071

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