Math 465: Topics in algebra
Cohomology and computation in algebraic geometry

MWF 9:00AM, HB 453

Course announcement

Office hours: M 1:00PM, W 10:00AM, F 3:00PM


Computational algebraic geometry lecture notes, basic background covered in the first few weeks of class
Math 465 lecture notes, subsequent topics
J.P.Serre, Faisceaux algébriques cohérents, Annals of Mathematics 61, No. 2 (1955), 197-278
the best reference for cohomology of coherent sheaves
R. Hartshorne, Algebraic geometry, Springer-Verlag, 1977
A must for anyone studying modern algebraic geometry
Don't be intimidated! My lecture notes will contain everything you need to do well in the class.

Problem sets(50%): These are generally due Mondays in class, but the first assignment is due January 21 because of the Martin Luther King holiday.

Midterm exam (20%): To be given in class on Wednesday, February 25

Final exam (30%): A closed book, three-hour, take-home exam.

Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities will need to also contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center.

Contact information:
Brendan Hassett
Herman Brown 422
(713) 348-5261

VIGRE program in Computational Algebraic Geometry Summer undergraduate research