Student Working Seminar in Algebra and Geometry
Organizer :  Pablo S. Ocal

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

  • Tuesdays in Blocker Building, room 628, at 4:00 pm.

This semester we will be reading Lang's "Algebra". We have the ambitious task of covering Part Three: Linear Algebra and Representations (Chapters XIII-XIX).

Schedule and Contributions
Aug 27Pablo S. Ocal,
Organizational meeting.
Sep 3Pablo S. Ocal,
Chapter XIII, Sections 1-4.
Sep 10Thomas Yahl,
Chapter XIII, Sections 5-7.
Sep 17Byeongsu Yu,
Chapter XIII, Sections 8-9.
Sep 24Ben Warren,
Chapter XIV, Sections 1-3.
Oct 1Arpan Pal,
Chapter XV, Sections 1-4.
Oct 15Pablo S. Ocal,
Chapter XV, Sections 5-8.
Oct 29Arpan Pal,
Chapter XV, Sections 9-11.
Nov 5Shifan Zhao,
Chapter XVI, Sections 1-2.
Nov 19Byeongsu Yu,
Closing meeting.

The goals achieved were the coverage of Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV, and Chapter XIII, Sections 1-2, in great detail. The reading of Lang's "Algebra" was deemed sufficient for the aim of the seminar, and will not be resumed.


Some of the past editions of the Student Working Seminar in Algebra and Geometry were: