The School will be directed at students and researchers in mathematics and it will be an introduction to subjects of current interest in algebraic and arithmetic geometry, such as Riemann surfaces, moduli spaces of curves, Jacobian varieties, rational points in algebraic varieties.

The purpose of this school is to introduce young mathematicians to the foundations of the theory, to present some of its major developments and tools used for its study and also to give a few glimpses on some more advanced topics. There will be 3 minicourses; each course will start with classical material and will take the audience to the frontier of research in the subject, and will be complemented by exercise sessions. In this school the following courses are given: 

Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
An introduction to Veech groups of covering surfaces Elliptic Curves and an Introduction to Abelian Varieties An Introduction to Elliptic Fibrations
Gabriela Weitze-Schmithüsen Jennifer Paulhus Cecília Salgado
Department of Mathematik und Informatik Department of Mathematics and Statistics Department of Mathematics
Universität des Saarlandes (Germany) Grinnell College (USA)  Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) 
Abstract  Abstract Abstract 
  From the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem..more...  



  Monday Tuesday Wednesday
09.00-10.00 Registration Course 2 Course 3
10.00-10.30 Registration Coffee break Coffee break
10.30-11.30 Course 1 Course 3 Course 1
11.30-12.30 Course 2 Course 1 Course 2
12.30-14.30 Lunch Photo + Lunch Lunch
14.30-15.30 Course 3 Exercices  
15.30-16.00 Coffee break Exercices  
16.00-17.30 Exercices Free Afternoon/Trip*  


*Trip to: Termas Geométricas or Salto El León or Termas Los Pozones.

** The courses will be taught in English.