In this paper, we prove an isogeny criterion for abelian varieties that involves conditions on the formal groups of the varieties (see Theorem 1.1). In the particular case of abelian varieties over ℚ with real multiplication, we easily deduce from our criterion a new proof of the Tate conjecture which is independent of G. Faltings's work , as well as a bound for the minimal degree of an isogeny between two isogenous abelian varieties, as in the paper of D. Masser and G. Wüstholz . To this end, we use C. Deninger and E. Nart's result giving the link between the L-functions and the formal groups of such varieties (see ). Our method generalizes D. and G. Chudnovsky's transcendental proof of the isogeny theorem for elliptic curves over ℚ [6, Prop. 2.3] to the case of abelian varieties, with a systematic use of the Arakelov formalism of J.-B. Bost (see ).
"Formal groups and the isogeny theorem." Duke Math. J. 106 (1) 81 - 121, 15 January 2001. https://doi.org/10.1215/S0012-7094-01-10614-5