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On Hrushovski’s proof of the Manin-Mumford conjecture

By Richard Pink and Damian Roessler


The Manin-Mumford conjecture in characteristic zero was first proved by Raynaud. Later, Hrushovski gave a different proof using model theory. His main result from model theory, when applied to abelian varieties, can be rephrased in terms of algebraic geometry. In this paper we prove that intervening result using classical algebraic geometry alone. Altogether, this yields a new proof of the Manin-Mumford conjecture using only classical algebraic geometry

Topics: Torsion points, Abelian varieties, Manin-Mumford
Year: 2012
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