Publications [#320660] of Lillian B. Pierce

Papers Published

  1. Ellenberg, J; Pierce, LB; Wood, MM, On $\ell$-torsion in class groups of number fields, arXiv:1606.06103 [math] (June, 2016)
    (last updated on 2017/12/11)

    Abstract:
    For each integer $\ell \geq 1$, we prove an unconditional upper bound on the size of the $\ell$-torsion subgroup of the class group, which holds for all but a zero-density set of field extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$ of degree $d$, for any fixed $d \in \{2,3,4,5\}$ (with the additional restriction in the case $d=4$ that the field be non-$D_4$). For sufficiently large $\ell$ (specified explicitly), these results are as strong as a previously known bound that is conditional on GRH. As part of our argument, we develop a probabilistic "Chebyshev sieve," and give uniform, power-saving error terms for the asymptotics of quartic (non-$D_4$) and quintic fields with chosen splitting types at a finite set of primes.