Mathematics 232br
CCN 9205

Introduction to algebraic geometry II

Course Description
A continuation of Mathematics 232a.  The course will cover the classification of complex algebraic surfaces.  The goal will be to prove some of the major results, primarily following Beauville.  Prerequisite: Mathematics 232a.
Schedule MWF, 1-2 PM, Science Center 310
(Harvard Academic Calendar)
Sebastian Casalaina-Martin
Science Center 334
Office Hours
Th 2:30-4:30 PM
  1. A. Beauville,  Complex algebraic surfaces. Translated from the 1978 French original by R. Barlow, with assistance from N. I. Shepherd-Barron and M. Reid. Second edition. London Mathematical Society Student Texts, 34. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996. x+132 pp. ISBN: 0-521-49510-5; 0-521-49842-2
  2. I. Shafarevich, Basic algebraic geometry. 1. Varieties in projective space. Second edition. Translated from the 1988 Russian edition and with notes by Miles Reid. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994. xx+303 pp. ISBN: 3-540-54812-2
Ruifang Song
Office hours: Mondays 4:30pm-5:30pm and Fridays 2pm-3pm, SC 333f
Wednesdays 4pm-5pm in Science Center 103B
There will be weekly homework assignments, posted on this page.
This syllabus is a rough guide to topics we will cover.