Summer Graduate School
|Location:||National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taipei|
Toric varieties are algebraic varieties defined by combinatorial data, and there is a wonderful interplay between algebra, combinatorics and geometry involved in their study. Many of the key concepts of abstract algebraic geometry (for example, constructing a variety by gluing affine pieces) have very concrete interpretations in the toric case, making toric varieties an ideal tool for introducing students to abstruse concepts.
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- Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,8 of "Ideals, Varieties and Algorithms" and Sections 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 6.0 of "Toric Varieties" (Section 0 of these chapters is a background section that discusses algebraic geometry with no knowledge of toric varieties required). An alternative to the Sections 0 would be my notes "Introduction to Algebraic Geometry", available at my web site https://dacox.people.amherst.edu/.
- Chapters 1,2,3,4 of Ravi Vakil's excellent text "Foundation of Algebraic Geometry", freely available at math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216bl
- Chapters 1 and 2 of Hartshorne's "Algebraic Geometry".
Due to the small number of students supported by MSRI, only one student per institution will be funded by MSRI.