Fall 2017: Rational Points on Varieties


Organizers
Jen BergAnastassia Etropolski
Time
Tuesday, 10:50am - 12:00pm
Room
HBH 427
Text
Rational points on varieties, by Bjorn Poonen

Calendar

Week Date Topic and Exercises
Week 1 1/16 Canceled due to weather.
Week 2 1/23 Read 3.5.1 up to and including 3.5.7 (pp 69-76) of Qpoints for next week. Unfortunately, the list of exercises for Chapter 3 is quite short. So instead, we'll likely spend today making sure to carefully go over all the examples in the section in detail.
Week 3 1/30 Read sections 3.5.7 and 3.5.8 (ending with the picture on pg 76). Exercises: 21.6A and 21.6D in Ravi's notes (pg 588).
Week 4 2/6 Read the remainder of 3.5.
Week 5 2/13 Review 6.4 and read 6.6. We'll begin going over 6.6 and see how far we get.
Week 6 2/20 Read/skim 3.2, 5.12, 6.5, and review 6.6. We'll discuss bits and pieces of these sections, as well as Exercise 6.6.
Week 7 2/27
Week 8 3/6
No Seminar 3/13 Midterm Recess
Week 10 3/20
Week 11 3/27/td>
Week 12 4/3
Week 13 4/10
Week 14 4/17