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Rational points on quartic del Pezzo surfaces with a conic bundle structure

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Speaker: 
Vladimir Mitankin
Affiliation: 
MPIM
Date: 
Tue, 2019-09-03 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

There are three possibilities for the quotient of the Brauer group of X modulo constants when X is a del Pezzo surface of degree four over the rational numbers . In this talk we will explain how often each of them occurs when X ranges across a family of quartic del Pezzo surfaces equipped with a conic bundle structure. We will also give an explicit description of the generators of this quotient which allows us to calculate the frequency of such surfaces violating the Hasse principle. This talk is based on a joint work in progress with Cecília Salgado.

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