The *Student Working Seminar in Algebra and Geometry* (aka SWAG) is a seminar organized and run by graduate students, for graduate students. The goal of the seminar is to provide graduate students with a space in which to share and discuss topics in Algebra and Geometry that they are interested and learning about. The emphasis of the seminar is in clarity and good understanding of the material, prioritizing them over speed or amount of material covered.

The structure of the seminar consists of weekly meetings on

**Wednesdays in Blocker Building, room 624, at 3:00 pm**.

**Mondays and Wednesdays in Blocker Building, room 624, at 8:00 am**

This semester we will be reading Hartshorne's "Algebraic Geometry". We have the ambitious task of covering Chapter II, Sections 1-5, and Chapter III, Sections 1-5.