TuTh 11-12:20, 441 Altgeld Hall
357 Altgeld Hall
nevins AT illinois DOT edu
Office hours: Tuesdays 4-4:50pm, Wednesdays 1-1:50pm.
Problem session: TBA.
There is much beautiful, important, and even standard work in algebraic geometry and geometric representation theory that is best accessed---or sometimes, can only be accessed---through the primary literature: that is, through journal articles.
This course will help students learn some of that work: the theorems proven; the ideas and insights developed; the strategies and techniques of proof. The course will also teach students to engage productively with journal articles to achieve ``general understanding'': not digging deep into absolutely every detail, but grasping the important ideas with a sense that ``I could master every detail later if I needed to."
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