Heegner points and Mordell-Weil groups of elliptic curves over large fields

Research paper by Bo-Hae Im

Indexed on: 25 Nov '04Published on: 25 Nov '04Published in: Mathematics - Number Theory


Let $E/\bbq$ be an elliptic curve defined over $\bbq$ with conductor $N$ and $\gq$ the absolute Galois group of an algebraic closure $\bar{\bbq}$ of $\bbq$. We prove that for every $\sigma\in \gq$, the Mordell-Weil group $E(\oqs)$ of $E$ over the fixed subfield of $\bar{\bbq}$ under $\sigma$ has infinite rank. Our approach uses the modularity of $E/\bbq$ and a collection of algebraic points on $E$ -- the so-called {\em Heegner points} -- arising from the theory of complex multiplication.