**Brown Baby
Algebraic Geometry Seminar (BAGS)**

This semester we
are studying Beauville's book on algebraic surfaces. Our goal for the
semester is to work through the birational classification of algebraic
surfaces over C.

Topic | Speaker | Date |

Curves and Picard Groups | Shamil | Feb 7 & Feb 9 |

Chapter I: Riemann-Roch | Giovanni | Feb 14 & Feb 16 |

Chapter II: Birational Maps | Stephen |
Feb 21 & Feb 23 |

Chapter III: Ruled Surfaces | Tangli |
Feb 28 & March 2 |

Chapter IV: Rational Surfaces | Giovanni |
March 7 & March 9 |

Chapter IV: Rational Surfaces | Giovanni |
March 14 & March 16 |

Chapter V: Castelnuovo's Theorem | Shamil |
March 21 & March 23 |

Break | ||

Chapter VI: Surfaces p_g = 0, q >= 1 | ||