Fall 2017: Rational Points on Varieties


Organizers
Jen BergAnastassia Etropolski
Time
Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30am
Room
HBH 22
Text
Rational points on varieties, by Bjorn Poonen

Calendar

Week Date Topic and Exercises
Week 1 9/5 Organizational Meeting
Week 2 9/12 Read Sections 1.3 and 1.5 and do exercises 1.9 - 1.11 as well as 1.20, 1.23, 1.25, and 1.28a. (Note: Exercises 1.14 - 1.29 are all for Section 1.5, and you can do others if you feel inspired. For example, 1.14, 1.15, and 1.21.)
Week 3 9/19 We will go over the problems from Section 1.5 in detail and finish going through the ideas in that section. You should also start reading Chapter 4 to familiarize yourself with the definitions and theorems. We will discuss its content the following week. If you have time, you should also take a look at these exercises.
Week 4 9/26
Week 5 10/3
Week 6 10/17
Week 7 10/24
Week 8 10/31
Week 9 11/7
Week 10 11/14
Week 11 11/21
Week 12 11/28