MATH-535 / 5 credits

Teacher: Kivinen Oscar Salomon

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.

Content

Keywords

Algebraic geometry, curves, surfaces, singularities, birational geometry, minimal model program

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

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

Recommended courses

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Formulate a sketch of the birational classification of surfaces and how to approach its proof.
  • 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.
  • Reason intuitively about curves and surfaces over the complex numbers.

Teaching methods

2h lectures+2h exercise sessions weekly.

Assessment methods

The final grade will be assigned based on the cumulative points of the student obtained from handed in homework solutions and from the written exam.

The weights of the two parts are:

50% homework

50% written exam

 

There will be biweekly homework which students will have to hand in before the exercise sessions.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

There is no single textbook we will follow, but references to relevant texts or notes will be given throughout the course. For curves, we will mainly be looking at

  • B. Osserman, Notes on Varieties
  • S. Donaldson, Riemann Surfaces
  • Q. Liu, Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves

For surfaces, we will mostly follow

  • A. Beauville, Complex Algebraic Surfaces
  • R. Harthshorne, Algebraic Geometry Chapter V
  • W. Barth, K. Hulek, C. Peters and A. Van de Ven, Compact Complex Surfaces.

 

Other resources students may want to look at are

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

Ressources en bibliothèque

Références suggérées par la bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (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: Oral (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: Oral (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

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