Student Algebra Seminar, Spring 2012
Location: Thursdays at 10:30 AM in PHSC 1025
Organizer: Daniel McLaury (mclaury@ou.edu)
Focus
Elementary Algebraic Geometry 
We will be working our way through Daniel Perrin's "Algebraic Geometry: An Introduction," and possibly "Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms" by Cox, Little, and O'Shea. Both are available online through the OU library (see below). 
Practice Talks 
If you are giving an algebrarelated talk at a conference, or at the OU Algebra Seminar, we'd be happy to give you feedback. Contact the organizer via email (above) or in person if you'd like to give a talk. 
Schedule
Date  Speaker  Title (hover for abstract)  Notes 
4/26/2012  Catherine Hall  Invariant vectors and level raising operators in representations of the padic group GL(3) 

4/19/2012  Daniel McLaury  Tangent spaces  II and Singular Points  
4/12/2012  Daniel McLaury  Tangent spaces  I  
4/5/2012  Salam Turki  The Intersection Theorem  
3/29/2012  Houssein El Turkey  Dimension  II  
3/15/2012  Daniel McLaury  Dimension and Krull's Principal Ideal Theorem  
3/8/2012  Daniel McLaury  The Local Ring of a Variety at a Point  
3/1/2012  Catherine Hall  Algebraic varieties  
2/23/2012  Salam Turki  Affine varieties  
2/16/2012  Houssein El Turkey  Sheaves  II  
2/9/2012  Houssein El Turkey  Sheaves  I  
2/2/2012  Daniel McLaury  Vector bundles and projective embeddings  
1/26/2012  Daniel McLaury  Examples in Projective Space  
12/9/2011  Houssein El Turkey  Projective Space  
12/2/2011  Daniel McLaury  Dominant Morphisms  
11/18/2011  Daniel McLaury  Morphisms of Varieties  
11/11/2011  Catherine Hall  The strong Nullstellensatz  
11/4/2011  Catherine Hall  The weak Nullstellensatz  
10/28/2011  Jieru Zhu  Consequences of the Nullstellensatz  
10/21/2011  Sean Bauer  Irrational numbers and the KAM theorem  
10/14/2011  Thomas Madsen  Irreducibility  
9/30/2011  Salam Turki  Ideals  
9/23/2011  Salam Turki  The Zariski Topology  
9/9/2011  Houssein El Turkey; Kumar Balasubramanian 
Presenting Schur Superalgebras; Selfdual representations and signs 

9/2/2011  Daniel McLaury  Intro to Gröbner Bases 
Additional Resources
 Algebraic Geometry: An Introduction by Daniel Perrin (OU login required)
 Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms by Cox, Little, and O'Shea (OU login required)
 J.S. Milne's Algebraic Geometry Notes.
 Student algebra seminar schedule from last term.
 Home pages of other seminars in the department.
 The events calendar for the department.