Analytic problems for elliptic curves

Research paper by Emmanuel Kowalski

Indexed on: 10 Oct '05Published on: 10 Oct '05Published in: Mathematics - Number Theory


We consider some problems of analytic number theory for elliptic curves which can be considered as analogues of classical questions around the distribution of primes in arithmetic progressions to large moduli, and of the question of twin primes. This leads to some local results on the distribution of the group structures of elliptic curves defined over a prime finite field, exhibiting an interesting dichotomy for the occurence of the possible groups. (Note : This paper was initially written in 2000/01, but after a four year wait for a referee report, it is now withdrawn and deposited in the arXiv).