Junior Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2019/20

Basics of étale and $\ell$-adic cohomology

Max Ernst 'The Sea'

Time: Thursdays, 2:15-3:45pm

Venue: room 1780 at MIMUW

Organizers: Piotr Achinger (IMPAN), Alexander Youcis (IMPAN), Marcin Lara (IMPAN)


The seminar is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs interested in algebraic and arithmetic geometry.

The topic for the Fall semester is Basics of étale and $\ell$-adic cohomology. The seminar syllabus is here: [PDF].

For future reference, the list of other topics we considered is here: [PDF].

The first talk will be given on Oct 10 by a subset of the organizers. We will give an outline of what we plan to do this semester and assign speakers to the talks.

Please contact Piotr if you would like to be added to the seminar's mailing list.


Please consult the syllabus [PDF].
Exercises: [PDF]
Oct 3 Organizational meeting
Oct 10 Piotr Achinger Introduction and overview
Oct 17 Przemysław Grabowski Morphisms (étale, flat, unramified, smooth)
Oct 24 Paweł Poczobut The étale fundamental group (I)
Oct 31 No seminar
Nov 7 Mykola Shamaiev The étale fundamental group (II)
Nov 14 Paweł Poczobut The étale topology (I)
Nov 21 Maciej Gałązka The étale topology (II)
Nov 28 Przemysław Grabowski Cohomology of curves and abelian varieties
Dec 5 Alex Youcis Artin comparison and Artin vanishing
Dec 12 No seminar – Algebraic Groups Days
Dec 19 Paweł Poczobut Proper base change and nearby cycles
Christmas break
Jan 9 Marcin Lara Properties of $\ell$-adic cohomology
Jan 16 Piotr Rudnicki Cohomology over finite fields. Lefschetz trace formula and the Weil conjectures
Jan 23 Jędrzej Garnek Purity and the Riemann hypothesis