I’ve been live-TeXing a course of Joe Harris, titled “Geometry of Algebraic Curves,” a second course in the theory of algebraic curves. Here are the notes, which are updated after each lecture.

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October 12, 2011

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I’ve been live-TeXing a course of Joe Harris, titled “Geometry of Algebraic Curves,” a second course in the theory of algebraic curves. Here are the notes, which are updated after each lecture.

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October 22, 2011 at 10:01 am

Akhil, thank you very much for making these available! Are you planning to update your notes for Nir Avni’s `Geometry with Valuations’ course as well?

October 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Unfortunately I am not (I actually dropped that class).

November 6, 2011 at 12:03 am

Akhil, which courses are you taking this semester? I assume that since the graduate mathematics courses you are taking are very advanced, you are perhaps taking one or two such courses? How are the courses – are they fast-paced or are you able to learn the material fairly leisurely?

November 6, 2011 at 12:21 am

I’m taking in addition a course on equivariant stable homotopy theory. They’re pretty fast-paced, and I’ll have to catch up over winter break.

November 10, 2011 at 4:54 am

Ok, so you are taking two courses this semester. I love your notes. Out of curiosity, who is teaching the course on equivariant stable homotopy theory and which textbook are you (perhaps roughly) following? Are you planning on continuing with algebraic geometry and algebraic topology next semester or do you intend to move on to other subjects? (By the way, it sounds like you are doing very well at Harvard; best wishes in your courses!)

(Unfortunately, I was reading your notes from the “Geometry with Valuations” course and after reaching the last page was disappointed to see that the notes stopped quickly. No hard feelings, though!)

November 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

Michael Hopkins is teaching the course on equivariant stable homotopy theory. There’s no textbook (the main reference is the Hill-Hopkins-Ravenel paper), but Chris Schommer-Pries is TeXing and posting notes. I had to drop the course on geometry with valuations from lack of time. I haven’t yet figured out my courses for next semester, but I’m hoping to take some topology and some other courses too.

November 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I just wanted to thank you for the notes – I think they’re great.

July 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm

what do you think is the prerquisite for this course. i am a master’s student.i have read the book complex algebraic curves but i think i need some more background to understand the lecture notes or the book.?