Math 256B, Algebraic Geometry, Spring 2013

Instructor: David Nadler

Office Hours: by appointment, 815 Evans.

Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2:00pm, 35 Evans.

Course Control Number: 54466

Prerequisites: Math 256A or equivalent familiarity with varieties and schemes.


Syllabus: This will be an example-oriented introduction to coherent sheaves. Emphasis will be placed on smooth projective complex varieties. Our choice of topics will be guided by the organizing framework of 2d topological field theory.

Homework: Each week there will be one homework problem for the class to solve collectively.

Final project: Each student will write a research proposal at the end of the semester. It will include an account of known results and a proposal for further research.