MATH-410 / 5 credits

Teacher: Viazovska Maryna

Language: English

Summary

This course is an introduction to the theory of Riemann surfaces. Riemann surfaces naturally appear is mathematics in many different ways: as a result of analytic continuation, as quotients of complex domains under discontinuous group actions, as algebraic curves.

Keywords

• Riemann surfaces
• holomorphic maps
• differential forms
• meromorphic functions
• Jacobian variety

Required courses

• Complex analysis
• Differential geometry
• Topology

Recommended courses

• Introduction to differentiable manifolds
• Harmonic analysis

Important concepts to start the course

• Topological spaces
• Manifolds
• Coordinate charts. Change of coordinates
• Differential forms. Integration of differential forms. Stokes theorem
• Holomorphic functions. Cauchy integration formula
• Meromorphic functions. Residue theorem

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

• Define main mathematical notions introduced in the course
• State main theorems
• Apply main theorems to concrete examples
• Prove main theorems
• Solve problems similar to those discussed on tutorials
• Compute degree of a map, genus of a surface, intersection pairing, period matrix, basis of holomorphic differential forms, image under Abel map, etc.
• Construct examples and counterexamles
• Sketch proves of main results

Transversal skills

• Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
• Write a scientific or technical report.
• Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
• Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.

Teaching methods

• lectures
• tutorials
• feedback on submitted homework solutions

Expected student activities

• attending lectures
• attending tutorials
• submitting written homeworks
• presenting  solutions of the exercises

Assessment methods

• midterm home exam 40%
• final exam 60%

Dans le cas de l'art. 3 al. 5 du Règlement de section, l'enseignant décide de la forme de l'examen qu'il communique aux étudiants concernés.

Supervision

 Office hours Yes Assistants Yes Forum No Others Moodle page

Bibliography

1. P. Griffiths and J. Harris, Principles of algebraic geometry
2. J. Jost, Compact Riemann Surfaces: An Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
3. J. B. Bost, Introduction to Compact Riemann Surfaces, Jacobians, and Abelian Varieties.

In the programs

• Semester: Fall
• Exam form: Written (winter session)
• Subject examined: Riemann surfaces
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Fall
• Exam form: Written (winter session)
• Subject examined: Riemann surfaces
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Fall
• Exam form: Written (winter session)
• Subject examined: Riemann surfaces
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Fall
• Exam form: Written (winter session)
• Subject examined: Riemann surfaces
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 Mo Tu We Th Fr 8-9 CM1221 9-10 10-11 CM1221 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22

Thursday, 8h - 10h: Exercise, TP CM1221

Thursday, 10h - 12h: Lecture CM1221