Preprint A586/2008
A note on the Giulietti-Korchmáros maximal curve

Arnaldo Garcia

**Keywords: **
rational points | finite fields | Hasse-Weil upper bound | maximal curves

Recently Giulietti and Korchmáros introduced a maximal curve over GF(q^6) which is not covered by the Hermitian curve. In this note we give a very simple proof of the maximality of their curve.