Course Overview

Algebraic Geometry is (at least historically) the study of geometric objects defined by polynomial equations. The easiest example of this kind is the unit circle being defined by x2 + y2 = 1. In this seminar, we will discuss basic notions and intuitions of Algebraic Geometry by studying explicit examples.

The seminar is organized jointly with Prof. Eva Viehmann. It is intended to complement the lecture Algebra 2 by Prof. Christian Liedtke. Since we currently have few participants and two open talks, anybody is still interested to join (whether it is to listen or to give a talk themselves). In this case, please send an email to .


Joe Harris: Algebraic Geometry - a first course

Detailed program

Date and time: Monday, 14-16h c.t.
Location: On campus, room 02.06.020. Please note the official covid measures. In particular, you need either a vaccination certificate, proof of recovery from the disease or recent negative test result, as well as a student ID card.
List of talks: here

Timeplan (subject to change)

03/09: Introduction and talk assignment. Slides
18/10: Talk 1
25/10: Talk 2
01/11: Public holiday, no seminar
08/11: Talk 3
15/11: Talk 4
22/11: Talk 5
29/11: Talk 6
06/12: Talk 7