MATH-535 / 5 credits

Teacher: Monavari Sergej

Language: English

## Summary

This course is aimed to give students an introduction to the theory of algebraic curves and surfaces. In particular, it aims to develop the students' geometric intuition and combined with the basic algebraic geometry courses to build a strong foundation for further study.

## Keywords

Algebraic geometry, curves, surfaces, singularities, birational geometry

## Required courses

• Linear algebra
• Group Theory
• Rings and Modules
• Modern Algebraic geometry

## Recommended courses

• Topology I & II
• Algebraic topology
• Differential geometry
• Algebraic number theory
• Schemes
• Complex manifolds
• Complex Analysis

## Learning Outcomes

• Analyze basic problems in algebraic geometry of curves and surfaces and solve them.
• Recall the statements of basic theorems like Riemann-Roch, the Hodge index theorem, Castelnuovo's criteria, etc., and understand their proofs
• Compute geometric and birational invariants of curves and surfaces in basic examples.
• Formulate a sketch of the birational classification of surfaces and how to approach its proof.
• Reason intuitively about curves and surfaces over the complex numbers.

## Teaching methods

2h lectures+2h exercise sessions weekly.

Oral Exam

## Supervision

 Office hours Yes Assistants Yes Forum No

## Bibliography

• Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry
• Liu, Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves
• Beauville, Complex Algebraic Surfaces

Other resources students may want to look at are

• R. Miranda, Algebraic Curves and Riemann Surfaces
• M. Reid, Chapters on Algebraic Surfaces

## In the programs

• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Topics in algebraic geometry
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Topics in algebraic geometry
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Topics in algebraic geometry
• 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 9-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 MAA330 14-15 15-16 MAA110 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22

Monday, 13h - 15h: Lecture MAA330

Tuesday, 15h - 17h: Exercise, TP MAA110