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Courses (current and recent years): 19971998 “Commutative algebra and algebraic geometry” (Algebre 1). UdM. MAT 6608. Lecturer: B. Broer. Automn 97. Topics in Algebra III: “Approaches to the Jacobian Problem”. McGill. 189 722A. Lecturer: A. Sathaye. 19981999 “Algebraic surfaces”: A
semester course leading to the study of systems of curves on an algebraic
surface and the notion of Kodaira dimension
for compact and noncompact surfaces. “Algebraic Curves”.
McGill. 189612B. Lecturer: J. Hurtubise. 19992000 A year long course in algebraic geometry, from classical theory to schemes is offered by McGill. The course is aimed at the graduate, or advanced undergraduate level. It is called “Topics in Geometry and Topology 189706A/707B”. Prerequisites are some basic algebra and topology. For more details go here. The graduate
students seminar is devoted this year to Faltings’ Theorems. The proofs involve sophisticated
tools from arithmetic algebraic geometry and algebraic number theory. Seminars: QuebecVermont Number
Theory Seminar. See also the activities of
