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Lectures will be by zoom according to the schedule below. Email me if you want to attend and I will send you a zoom link a few minutes before the course meetings.
This is the 3rd quarter of a course on algebraic geometry. In the first quarter Max Lieblich talked about resolution of singularities. In the second quarter Jarod Alper talked about moduli stacks of stable pointed curves, see this page. A natural combination of the two topics is to talk about the existence of regular (or smooth) alterations which is (as you will see if you attend the course) sort of a combination of the two topics.
The papers I will be talking about:
Here is the schedule as I have it for now. Changes in the schedule may be necessary as we go along.
|Statement of versions the theorem||Monday||March 29|
|Discussion of applications||Wednesday||March 31|
No lecture - Memorial day