Arithmetic statistics and graded Lie algebras

I will explain how various results in arithmetic statistics by Bhargava, Gross, Shankar and others on 2-Selmer groups of Jacobians of (hyper)elliptic curves can be organised and reproved using the theory of graded Lie algebras, following earlier work of Thorne. This gives a uniform proof of these results and yields new theorems for certain families of non-hyperelliptic curves.



University of Cambridge


Jef Laga