Wenhan Wang


University of Washington


Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm




The endomorphism rings of ordinary jacobians of genus two curves defined over finite
fields are orders in quartic CM fields. The conductor gap between two endomorphism rings is
defined as the largest prime number that divides the conductor of one endomorphism ring but not
the other. We call a genus two curve isolated, if its endomorphism ring has large conductor gap
(>=80 bits) with any other possible endomorphism rings. There is no known algorithm to explicitly
construct isogenies from an isolated curve to curves in other endomorphism classes. I will
explain results on criteria for a curve to be isolated, as well as the heuristic asymptotic
distribution of isolated genus two curves.