Minimal Models for Elliptic Curves

In the 1960’s, the efforts of many mathematicians (Kodaira, Néron, Raynaud, Tate, Lichtenbaum, Shafarevich, Lipman, and Deligne-Mumford) led to a very elegant theory of preferred integral models for both (positive-genus) curves and abelian varieties. This work was largely inspired by the theory of minimal models for smooth proper algebraic surfaces over… (More)