For the class on **June 22nd**, we will read chapters 8 and 9 of [B].

For the class on **June 15th**, we will read chapters 6 and 7 of [B].

For the class on **June 8th**, we will read chapters 4 and 5 of [B].

For the class on **June 1st**, we will read chapters 3 and 4 of [CS].

*Note that May 25th is a Holiday and so the next class will be on June 1st.*

For the class on **May 18th**, we will read chapter 3 of [B].

For the class on **May 11th**, we will read chapters 1 and 2 of [B].

Starting May 4th, 2020, we will begin our new topic, Abelian varieties. We are going to follow three sources. These are:

**B. Bhatt**‘s lecture notes.**J. Milne**‘s lecture notes published as Chapter V of the book*Arithmetic Geometry*by G. Cornell and J. H. Silverman.- The book by
**B. Edixhoven, G. van Der Geer and B. Moonen**.

Here is the syllabus of our reading course.

The prerequisites are basic knowledge of algebraic geometry, say chapters 2 and 3 of R. Hartshorne’s *Algebraic Geometry* book, and basic knowledge of group schemes, say W. Waterhouse’s *Affine Group Schemes* book (that we just finished in this class).

*Because of the Covid-19 situation, our class will be held online. If you would like to actively participate in the class, please send me an email and I will add you to our online meeting group. The class takes place on Monday at 4 pm. *