This is an attempt to create a learning community of research scholars and Post-Docs working in and around the area of Algebraic Geometry in India. The idea is to create a group of scholars currently working towards their PhDs and early Post-Doctoral candidates, who can get together once in two or three months and read a paper relevant to most of the candidates in their research work.


Meetings and paper reading

This is rough outline of the proceedings of this group

  • We shall request our panel of experts ( faculties and senior research workers in the afore-mentioned institutes) to suggest 4-5 basic research papers which can be accessible to everyone who has some working knowledge of modern language of Geometry i.e. Schemes and Cohomology, roughly ( not necessarily) parts of chapter 2 and 3 of Robin Hartshorne's book on Algebraic Geometry.)
  • Then we shall put those 4-5 paper recommendations to vote amongst the members of the group, on this website, through an online voting system.
  • Once the paper to be read has been finalized by a majority vote, we shall mail it to the members leaving a 2-3 weeks lay off period during which we expect some 4-5 people volunteering to present part(s) of that paper.
  • Once the entire* paper has been lapped up by some of the members i.e. once the speakers are finalized, we shall again leave it to the speakers to take adequate amount (5-6 weeks) of time in its preparation ( this is to ensure that their own personal work does not suffer in any way). Others who won't be speaking on the paper are most welcomed to go through it in their own leisure time.
  • (*If certain part(s) of paper are technical in nature and the members aren't feeling confident enough in lecturing on it, we shall seek the help of one of the faculty members to help us out or lecture on that specific part.)
  • Once one such meeting concludes we immediately begin with our next set of paper suggestions and voting, and continue this way.
  • The duration of a meeting shall be roughly two days (chosen as per members' convenience) and comprising around 5-6 lectures (75-90 minutes each) and a guest lecture by a senior faculty member.


The registration for this group can be done by clicking on the "Register" tab mentioned on the left side of this page. You can also register by sending an email to moc.liamg|16hgnishbaruas#moc.liamg|16hgnishbaruas.

Upcoming Seminar

From 26-28 February 2015, at ISI Bangalore

Paper Recommendations for the first seminar

The topic of our first meeting is Linear Series. It is an expository paper by Robert Lazarsfeld. The link to the paper is

Schedule of the First Meeting

Thursday, February 26.
Timing Talk Lecturer
10:00 am - 11:00 am Guest Lecture/Colloquium Prof. Manoj Kummini
11:00 am - 11:30 am Tea -
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Section 0,1,2 Umesh V Dubey
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch -
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Section 3 Sarbeswar Pal
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tea —-
Friday, February 27th.
10:00 am - 11:15 am Section 3 (contd.) Sarbeswar Pal
11:15 am - 11:35 am Tea -
11:40 am - 1:10 pm Section 4 Krishanu Dan
1:10 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch -
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Section 5 Souradeep Mazumdar
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Tea —-
Saturday, February 28th.
10:00 am - 11:30 am Section 6 Prof. Krishna Hanumanthu
11:30 am - 11:50 am Tea -
11:50 am - 1:20 pm Section 6 (contd.) Prof. Krishna Hanumnathu
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Lunch -

Travel Support and Accommodation

ISI Bangalore has generously agreed to provide the travel support and local hospitality for Chennai participants. Lunch and snacks shall be provided to all participants during the days of talks.


Saurabh Singh (PhD Student), ISI, Bangalore, moc.liamg|16hgnishbaruas#moc.liamg|16hgnishbaruas
Sarbeswar Pal (Visiting Scientist), ISI, Bangalore, moc.liamg|11rawsebras#moc.liamg|11rawsebras
Krishanu Dan (PhD Student), IMSc, Chennai, moc.liamg|hsirkubub#moc.liamg|hsirkubub

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