Algebraic Geometry Graduate Reading Course

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Ravi's blog

Ravi's note downloads


MWF: 1:20-2:10, 1323 Sterling Hall

Th: 4-5, B139 Van Vleck, Meeting with Faculty

Structure of Course

Our reading group will meet three times a week (Mon-Wed-Fri) to discuss the material amongst ourselves, and once a week (Thu) to discuss the material with faculty members. Typically we have a visit from some combination of Jordan, David, Andrei and Sukhendu. Registered students are also expected to turn in homework each week.


Doing exercises is very important in mastering this material. Ravi's notes contain many, many exercises. It's up to you to choose which problems to hand in. Ravi suggests that you choose a varied selection of problems that are personally interesting to you. You should hand in 6 written up exercises each Wednesday, starting September 8th. LaTeX'ing your solution is strongly recommended. Ask another grad student if you need help learning TeX.

We'll collect homework at our meeting, and distribute it to the grader. In fairness to our grader, no late homework will be accepted.

I encourage you to work together. You can email to contact the whole reading group to schedule problem solving sessions/ask questions/etc.