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Niven T. Achenjang


I am a math grad student at MIT, broadly interested in arithmetic geometry and especially in points on varieties. My advisor is Bjorn Poonen.

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Apr 2, 2024 I will be travelling to Seattle to talk in UW’s Number Theory Seminar. Exactly what I will talk about is still TBD.
Jan 2024 I gave a talk at JMM this year on my 2-Selmer paper. I will also be talking about it again soon at
Nov 29, 2023 Various coauthers and I posted a new paper on arxiv, in which we compute the Brauer group of the moduli stack \(\mathscr Y_0(2)\) parameterizing elliptic curves equipped with a cyclic subgroup of order \(2\).
Oct 12, 2023 I posted a new paper on arxiv. It is about bounding the average size of \(2\)-Selmer groups of elliptic curves \(E\) over characteristic \(2\) function fields. It also produces some new bounds on \(\dim_{\F_2}\Sel_2(E/K)\) when \(\Char K=2\) (and \(K\) is a global function field).
Aug 2023 I’m gonna try running a seminar on modularity and Fermat.


  1. ArXiv
    The Brauer Group of \(\mathscr Y_0(2)\)
    Achenjang, Niven, Bhamidipati, Deewang, Jha, Aashraya, Ji, Caleb, and Lopez, Rose
  2. ArXiv
    The Average Size of 2-Selmer Groups of Elliptic Curves in Characteristic 2
    Achenjang, Niven
  3. IMRN
    Integral Points on Varieties With Infinite Étale Fundamental Group
    Achenjang, Niven T, and Morrow, Jackson S
    International Mathematics Research Notices,  2023
  4. IJNT
    On gaps in the closures of images of divisor functions
    Achenjang, Niven, and Berger, Aaron
    International Journal of Number Theory,  2019