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2002 Elliptic Curves and Class Fields of Real Quadratic Fields: Algorithms and Evidence
Henri Darmon, Peter Green
Experiment. Math. 11(1): 37-55 (2002).


The article Darmon (2002) proposes a conjectural p-adic analytic construction of points on (modular) elliptic curves, points which are defined over ring class fields of real quadratic fields. These points are related to classical Heegner points in the same way as Stark units to circular or elliptic units.

If K is a real quadratic field, the Stark-Heegner points attached to K are conjectured to satisfy an analogue of the Shimura reciprocity law, so that they can in principle be used to find explicit generators for the ring class fields of K. It is also expected that their heights can be expressed in terms of derivatives of the Rankin L-series attached to E and K, in analogy with the Gross-Zagier formula.

The main goal of this paper is to describe algorithms for calculating Stark-Heegner points and supply numerical evidence for the Shimura reciprocity and Gross-Zagier conjectures, focussing primarily on elliptic curves of prime conductor.


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Henri Darmon. Peter Green. "Elliptic Curves and Class Fields of Real Quadratic Fields: Algorithms and Evidence." Experiment. Math. 11 (1) 37 - 55, 2002.


Published: 2002
First available in Project Euclid: 10 July 2003

zbMATH: 1040.11048
MathSciNet: MR1960299

Primary: 11G40
Secondary: 11F67

Keywords: Elliptic curves , Heegner points , modular forms , periods , real quadratic fields

Rights: Copyright © 2002 A K Peters, Ltd.


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