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Applications of the hyperbolic Ax-Schanuel conjecture

Daw, C. and Ren, J. (2018) Applications of the hyperbolic Ax-Schanuel conjecture. Compositio Mathematica, 154 (9). pp. 1843-1888. ISSN 1570-5846

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In 2014, Pila and Tsimerman gave a proof of the Ax-Schanuel conjecture for the j- function and, with Mok, have recently announced a proof of its generalization to any (pure) Shimura variety. We refer to this generalization as the hyperbolic Ax-Schanuel conjecture. In this article, we show that the hyperbolic Ax-Schanuel conjecture can be used to reduce the Zilber-Pink conjecture for Shimura varieties to a problem of point counting. We further show that this point counting problem can be tackled in a number of cases using the Pila- Wilkie counting theorem and several arithmetic conjectures. Our methods are inspired by previous applications of the Pila-Zannier method and, in particular, the recent proof by Habegger and Pila of the Zilber-Pink conjecture for curves in abelian varieties.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:72955
Publisher:Foundation Compositio Mathematica


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