Zieve, Michael E., Joseph L. Wetherell, Bjorn Poonen, Andrew Kresch, Everett W. Howe, and Noam D. Elkies. 2004. “Curves of Every Genus with Many Points, II: Asymptotically Good Families.” Duke Mathematical Journal 122 (2) (April): 399–422.
We resolve a 1983 question of Serre by constructing curves with many points of every genus over every finite field. More precisely, we show that for every prime power q there is a positive constant c_q with the following property: for every non-negative integer g, there is a genus-g curve over F_q with at least c_q * g rational points over F_q. Moreover, we show that there exists a positive constant d such that for every q we can choose c_q = d * (log q). We show also that there is a constant c > 0 such that for every q and every n > 0, and for every sufficiently large g, there is a genus-g curve over F_q that has at least c*g/n rational points and whose Jacobian contains a subgroup of rational points isomorphic to (Z/nZ)^r for some r > c*g/n.