Uniformization of modular elliptic curves via p-adic periods

Xavier Guitart*, Marc Masdeu, Mehmet Haluk Şengün

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The Langlands Programme predicts that a weight 2 newform f over a number field K with integer Hecke eigenvalues generally should have an associated elliptic curve Ef over K. In [19], we associated, building on works of Darmon [8] and Greenberg [20], a p-adic lattice λ to f, under certain hypothesis, and implicitly conjectured that λ is commensurable with the p-adic Tate lattice of Ef. In this paper, we present this conjecture in detail and discuss how it can be used to compute, directly from f, a Weierstrass equation for the conjectural Ef. We develop algorithms to this end and implement them in order to carry out extensive systematic computations in which we compute Weierstrass equations of hundreds of elliptic curves, some with huge heights, over dozens of number fields. The data we obtain give extensive support for the conjecture and furthermore demonstrate that the conjecture provides an efficient tool to building databases of elliptic curves over number fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-502
Number of pages45
JournalJournal of Algebra
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Elliptic curves
  • Langlands Programme
  • Modular forms


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