Math 213b / 10:30-11:45 Tu Th / Science Center room 507
Harvard University - Spring 2019
Curtis T McMullen
Lectures on Riemann Surfaces,
Intended for graduate students.
Prerequesites include algebraic topology, complex analysis
and differential geometry on manifolds.
Geometry and Spectra of Compact Riemann Surfaces,
- Griffiths and Harris,
Principles of Algebraic Geometry,
Wiley Interscience, 1978
- Farkas and Kra,
This course will cover fundamentals of the theory of
compact Riemann surfaces from an analytic and
Topics may include:
Reading and Lectures.
Students are responsible for all topics covered in
the readings and lectures. Lectures may go beyond the
reading, and not every topic in the reading will be
covered in class.
- Algebraic functions and branched coverings of P1
- Sheaves and analytic continuation
- Curves in projective space; resultants
- Holomorphic differentials
- Sheaf cohomology
- Line bundles and projective embeddings; canonical curves
- Riemann-Roch and Serre duality via distributions
- Jacobian variety
Grades will be entirely based on homework.
Graduate students who have passed their quals
are encouraged to hand in at least 1 homework each month.
Homework will be assigned every week.
Collaboration between students is encouraged, but you
must write your own solutions, understand them and
give credit to your collaborators.
Late homework is not accepted, but your lowest homework
score will be dropped.
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