Arithmetic and algebraic geometry

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The plan of this yearlong course is to follow very closely the lecture notes of Ravi Vakil which you can find announced on this blog and actually posted on this page. Ravi also explains his philosophy on the blog and I am going to subscribe to this philosophy as much as possible. In particular, you will have to do a lot of reading and exercises yourself to keep up with this course.

Perhaps I will point out here myself that as this is a foundations course we will not actually get very far with the material. On the other hand, it will hopefully provide solid foundations which will allow you to speed up the learning process once you've gone through it.

It is strongly encouraged to go to the lectures, which are on Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:15 in Mathematics 507 and sometimes in Mathematics 528. We will occasionally have additional lectures on Monday 9:10-10:25AM. To learn about these please email me so I can put you on the mailing list.

Problem sets will be announced in lecture on Thursdays and on this web page. They are due in lecture on the next Thursday. Please write out all arguments completely.

The TA for the course is Xuanyu Pan. His email address is and his office is Mathematics ---. He will have office hours on Monday probably between ---------.

Grades are computed by a weighted average between the scores on problem sets and final. The weights are 2/3 and 1/3 respectively.

The final will be a written exam.

Here are the weekly problem sets. Please hit the refresh button on your browser to make sure you have to latest list.