The Department of Mathematics and Statistics would like to invite anyone interested, including graduate students, to a Colloquium Talk by Dr. Basil Nanayakkara on Wednesday October 2, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. The talk will take place in Thistle 247 and is entitled Theory of Schemes.
The theory of schemes is the language of modern (post-Grothendieck) algebraic geometry. In this talk, we will start with the theory of sheaves (of commutative rings with unity) over a topological space and then specialize to the theory of schemes. We will proceed at a pace comfortable to the participants, without paying attention to the time. If time runs out, the rest will be discussed in a future talk.