Graduate Student Seminar 19992000
Organizers: Henri Darmon and Eyal Goren
Times:
Friday 2:003:00 at McGill Burnside Hall 1234
Syllabus: The graduate student seminar is an
informal seminar which will meet
once a week. It is primarily intended for students specializing, or
intending to specialize in, algebraic geometry and/or number theory, but
everyone is welcome to attend.
Grading Scheme: There will be no assignments, and no grade.
Students are expected to give the lectures and to participate in the
discussions during the seminar.
Schedule of the seminar in
199697.
Schedule of the seminar in
199798.
Schedule for 19992000

Friday, September 17:
Organizational meeting.

Friday, September 24:
Henri Darmon. An Overview of Faltings's proof.

Friday, October 1:
Andrew Archibald. Topological classification of curves.

Friday, October 8:
Daniel Segal. Curves of genus 0: the HasseMinkowski theorem.

Friday, October 15:
Daniel Segal. Curves of genus 0, cont'd.

Friday, October 22:
PierreAlexandre Tremblay. Riemann surfaces and the AbelJacobi theorem.

Friday, October 29:
PierreAlexandre Tremblay. Cont'd.

Friday, November 5:
Lorna McNair. Elliptic curves and the MordellWeil theorem.

Friday, November 12:
Lorna McNair. Cont'd.

Friday, November 19:
Eyal Goren. Maps between curves and the de FranchisSeveri Theorem.

Friday, November 26:
Eyal Goren. Cont'd.

Friday, December 3:
Lorna McNair. Siegel's Theorem and the Shafarevich conjecture.