Beginners Explorations in Algebraic Geometry (formerly Elementary Algebraic Geometry) is a Graduate Center seminar for students and faculty in a form of a problem session. The seminar was founded by Roy Berglund (City Tech, BMCC), Malgorzata Marciniak (LaGuardia) and Shenglan Yuan (LaGuardia) in 2015.
Contact Malgorzata Marciniak (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions and schedule.
DURING SPRING 2018 WE WILL MEET ON THURSDAYS 1:45-2:45 PM IN GRADUATE CENTER ROOM 4214.03.
The first (organizational) meeting is scheduled on March 8 and the last meeting on May 10, excluding March 22 for IPDM conference at LaGuardia and April 5 for spring break at LaGuardia.
We will follow Chapter 1, 2, and 4 from the book by Joseph Silverman The Arithmetic of Dynamical Systems, Graduate Texts in Mathematics 241, 2007
We will use CoCalc (SAGE) or another software to solve and illustrate problems that we pose or find in the book. All presentations are “hands-on” with the emphasis on posing questions and making attempts.
HERE IS THE SCHEDULE
March 8: The J-invariant of elliptic curves (Malgorzata)
March 15: Chapter 4. Families of dynamical systems (Malgorzata)
March 22: no seminar, IPDM conference at LaGuardia
March 29: Chapter 4. Dynatomic polynomials (Roy, Shenglan)
April 5: no seminar, Spring Break at LaGuardia
April 12: Chapter 4. The space of rational functions (Shenglan)
April 19: Chapter 4. the moduli space of dynamical systems (Malgorzata)
April 26: Problem session
May 3: Problem session
May 10: lunch is postponed until after June 6
We will have meetins during the summer, the schedule will follow