Graduate Student Learning Seminar - Algebraic Surfaces

In Fall '14 the Yale algebraic geometers will be reading through Beaville's beautiful text "Complex Algebraic Surfaces". We will meet from 430-530PM on Mondays in DL431 (to be confirmed). We will be closely following the course taught by Ravi Vakil at Stanford, which can be found here. It is recommended but certainly not required that speakers use Ravi's notes as a guide for pacing, content, and structure.

Goal: Get to Enriques classification of surfaces by the end of the term!