Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”

Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Matematica


Algebraic Geometry

I Semester 02/10/2017 - 22/12/2017 – 8 credits (64 hours)

Lecturer Prof. Flaminio Flamini (flamini[ANTISPAM]@mat.uniroma2.it)

Lectures (course in English on demand)
Tue, Wed/ 14:00-16:00 / Room 29A – Fri /11:00-13:00/Room 29A

Office hours Semester I: Wednsday 16:30-18:30, office 1116 (Piano 1, Dente 1) – please send an e-mail some days before. Semester II: fix meeting by e-mail

· Tentative program

· Daily calendar of lectures


Lecture Notes: preliminary drafts


· NOTE CORSO versione preliminare a cura di F. Flamini. In fase di aggiornamento costante durante lo svolgimento del corso.




Further Teaching Material (in alphabetic order)


·         M. Atiyah , I. G. Macdonald : Introduction To Commutative Algebra, Addison-Wesley Series in Mathematics(IN BIBLIOTECA)

·          F. Bottaccin: Introduzione alla Geometria Algebrica, 2010/11

·         C. Ciliberto : Drafts of “Algebraic Geometry” course

·         O. Debarre: Introduction à la géométrie algébrique,e, cours de DEA, 1999/2000, et M2, 2007/2008.

·          I. Dolgachev : Introduction to algebraic geometry, 2013

·         W. E. Fulton : Algebraic Curves. An introduction to algebraic geometry, 2008

·          A. Gathmann: Algebraic Geometry, Notes for a class taught at the University of Kaiserslautern, 2002/03

·         J. Harris : Algebraic geometry (a first course), Graduate Texts in Math. No. 133. Springer, New York-Heidelberg, 1977 (IN BIBLIOTECA)

·         R. Hartshorne : Algebraic Geometry, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1977. (IN BIBLIOTECA)

·         B. Hassett: Introduction to algebraic geometry, Cambridge University Press. 2007 (IN BIBLIOTECA)

·         K. Hulek: Elementary Algebraic Geometry, Student mathematical library, vol. 20. 2003 AMS

·          K. Kendig: "Elementary Algebraic Geometry", Dover Books on Mathematics, second edition, Dover Publications, 2015.

·          J. MIlne : Algebraic Geometry, Notes on-line

·          D. Mumford : "The Red Book of Varieties and Schemes", LNM 1358, Springer (IN BIBLIOTECA)

·          M. Reid : Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry, London Math. Soc. Student Texts, vol. 12, 1988, Cambridge University Press

·          I. Shafarevich : Basic Algebraic Geometry, I. Springer-Verlag, New York-Heidelberg, 1977. (IN BIBLIOTECA)

·         E. Sernesi : Private Notes "Algebraic Geometry Course".

·         E. Sernesi : "Appunti sui divisori speciali", typewritten handouts.

·          E. Sernesi : "Una breve introduzione alle curve algebriche", Nervi 1984 :Scanned pdf and translation in english (by C.Fontanari)

·          K. Ueno: An Introduction to Algebraic Geometry 1997.(IN BIBLIOTECA)

·          A. Verra : Introduzione alle curve algebriche piane, Alfaclass Summer School



Something about Algebraic Geometry


·         Geometria Algebrica

·         Algebraic Geometry

·         G. Castelnuovo

·         F. Enriques

·         G. Fano

·         A. Grothendieck

·         D. Hilbert

·         E. Noether

·         M. Noether

·          C. Segre

·          J.P. Serre

·          F. Severi

·          G. Veronese

·          A. Weil

·          O. Zariski



Exams/Learning aims


* Exam Oral examination


* Learning aims Our general scope is to present fundamental concepts related to the problem of solvings systems of polynomial equations. Algebraic Geometry studies these solutions from a “global” point of view, through the theory of Algebraic Varieties. We will define this important class of varieties and then we will study some of their most important properties and discuss key examples, which are fundamental for the whole theory. Learning aims are to give to students the following skills:

·         working knowledge of basic elements of affine/projective geometry, of homomorphisms, isomorphisms and rational maps among algebraic varieties;

·         familiarity with explicit examples, including plane curves, quadric surfaces, Grassmannian of lines, Veronese and Segre varieties, etc;

·         if time permits, familiarity with the rich geometry of the canonical curve in terms of special linear series.


Exams: date/room/hours

o 1o Exam: Martedì 30 Gennaio 2018 (Tuesday January 30th 2018) – Room 11 - 10:00

o 2o Exam: Martedì 27 Febbraio 2018 (Tuesday February 27th 2018) – Room 11 - 10:30

o 3o Exam: Martedì 19 Giugno 2018 (Tuesday June 19th 2018) - Room L3 - 09:30  

o 4o Exam: Martedì 10 Luglio 2018 (Tuesday July 10th 2018) - Room L3 - 09:30   

o 4o Exam: Martedì 04 Settembre 2018 (Tuesday Sept. 04th 2018) - Room 16 - 09:30  

o 6o Exam: Martedì 18 Settembre 2018 (Tuesday Sept. 18th 2018) - Room 16 - 09:30   


Some past years

Prof. F. Flamini a.a.2016-2017

Prof. G. Pareschi a.a.2015-2016

Prof. F. Flamini a.a.2014-2015

Prof. G. Pareschi a.a.2012-2013

Prof. C. Ciliberto a.a.2010/11 & 2011/12

Prof.ssa F. Tovena a.a.2009-2010