Let be an abelian variety over the function field of a curve over a finite field. We describe several mild geometric conditions ensuring that the group is finitely generated and that the -primary torsion subgroup of is finite. This gives partial answers to questions of Scanlon, Ghioca and Moosa, and Poonen and Voloch. We also describe a simple theory (used to prove our results) relating the Harder–Narasimhan filtration of vector bundles to the structure of finite flat group schemes of height one over projective curves over perfect fields. Finally, we use our results to give a complete proof of a conjecture of Esnault and Langer on Verschiebung divisibility of points in abelian varieties over function fields.
"On the group of purely inseparable points of an abelian variety defined over a function field of positive characteristic, II." Algebra Number Theory 14 (5) 1123 - 1173, 2020. https://doi.org/10.2140/ant.2020.14.1123