MAT 553: Algebraic Geometry - Abelian Varieties

Instructor: Samuel Grushevsky

Schedule: Monday 1:30-3:30
Classroom: Fine 801
First meeting: September 18
Course description:
This semester the course will be on the theory of (complex) abelian varieties, and especially linear systems on them. We will start by defining abelian varieties and proving basic results in the subject, and progress to develop the theory leading in particular to the recent work on syzygies, M-regularity, and vanishing by Pareschi and Popa. For the most part we will follow the textbook "Complex Abelian Varieties" by Birkenhake and Lange (2nd ed).