MIT STAGE (Seminar on Topics in Arithmetic Geometry, Etc.)
This is the home page of STAGE, the Seminar on Topics in Arithmetic Geometry, Etc. The seminar meets Fridays 10-11 in room 2-136 (at MIT). To get on (or off of) the seminar mailing list, contact me (Kiran Kedlaya).
Anyone reading this web page might be interested to know that Johan de Jong and Damiano Testa will be reviving BAGS (Baby Algebraic Geometry Seminar, i.e., a general algebraic geometry seminar by and for graduate students) this semester. Email Damiano (damiano at math dot mit dot edu) to get on the mailing list.
Anyone reading this web page might be interested to know that I am teaching a topics course next year, 18.727, on rigid analytic geometry; it will have a mailing list separate from this seminar. See the course web page for more information.
Note that I expect December 3 to be the last meeting of the semester; classes end at MIT on December 9, and I will be traveling immediately after I finish teaching.
|September 24||Kiran Kedlaya||Cohomology in families: the Gauss-Manin connection|
|October 1||NO MEETING||(Kiran away)|
|October 8||Kiran Kedlaya||Monsky-Washnitzer cohomology of hyperelliptic curves|
|October 15||William Stein||Computing canonical p-adic cyclotomic heights using Monsky-Washnitzer cohomology and the Mazur-Tate p-adic sigma function [notes, link to William's talks page]|
|October 22||Jonathan Pottharst||Dwork's proof of rationality, and Katz's interpretation [notes in ps, pdf, dvi]|
|October 29||Jonathan Pottharst||Dwork's proof of rationality (continuation)|
|November 5||Jesse Kass||Etale cohomology|
|November 12||Kiran Kedlaya (moderator)||Hot off the presses: Moduli of finite flat group schemes and modularity (after Kisin)|
|November 19||NO MEETING|
|November 26||NO MEETING||(Thanksgiving holiday)|
|December 3||Sug Woo Shin||Degeneration of the Hodge-de Rham spectral sequence|
I'm collecting a list of references for topics that come up in the seminar (see also the McGill page), and a list of potential topics. (The latter is not to be confused with "topics not yet scheduled", which are the ones I definitely plan to include.) Beware that these have not yet been updated from last semester, but they're still useful.
Some information about the seminar (some of which is now dated) is contained in the introductory email that I sent out to the mailing list on December 23, 2003, and the followup email that I sent on January 6, 2004.