## Rahul Pandharipande: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019 |

Name | Prof. Dr. Rahul Pandharipande |

Field | Mathematics |

Address | Professur für Mathematik ETH Zürich, HG G 55 Rämistrasse 101 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 632 56 89 |

rahul.pandharipande@math.ethz.ch | |

URL | http://www.math.ethz.ch/~rahul |

Department | Mathematics |

Relationship | Full Professor |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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401-5000-00L | Zurich Colloquium in Mathematics | 0 credits | S. Mishra, P. L. Bühlmann, R. Pandharipande, University lecturers | ||

Abstract | The lectures try to give an overview of "what is going on" in important areas of contemporary mathematics, to a wider non-specialised audience of mathematicians. | ||||

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401-5140-11L | Algebraic Geometry and Moduli Seminar | 0 credits | 2K | R. Pandharipande | |

Abstract | Research colloquium | ||||

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406-2004-AAL | Algebra IIEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | 5 credits | 11R | R. Pandharipande | |

Abstract | Galois theory and related topics. The precise content changes with the examiner. Candidates must therefore contact the examiner in person before studying the material. | ||||

Learning objective | Introduction to fundamentals of field extensions, Galois theory, and related topics. | ||||

Content | The main topic is Galois Theory. Starting point is the problem of solvability of algebraic equations by radicals. Galois theory solves this problem by making a connection between field extensions and group theory. Galois theory will enable us to prove the theorem of Abel-Ruffini, that there are polynomials of degree 5 that are not solvable by radicals, as well as Galois' theorem characterizing those polynomials which are solvable by radicals. | ||||

Literature | Joseph J. Rotman, "Advanced Modern Algebra" third edition, part 1, Graduate Studies in Mathematics,Volume 165 American Mathematical Society Galois Theory is the topic treated in Chapter A5. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Algebra I, in Rotman's book this corresponds to the topics treated in the Chapters A3 and A4. | ||||

406-2005-AAL | Algebra I and IIEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | 12 credits | 26R | R. Pandharipande | |

Abstract | Introduction and development of some basic algebraic structures - groups, rings, fields including Galois theory, representations of finite groups, algebras. The precise content changes with the examiner. Candidates must therefore contact the examiner in person before studying the material. | ||||

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Content | Basic notions and examples of groups; Subgroups, Quotient groups and Homomorphisms, Group actions and applications Basic notions and examples of rings; Ring Homomorphisms, ideals, and quotient rings, rings of fractions Euclidean domains, Principal ideal domains, Unique factorization domains Basic notions and examples of fields; Field extensions, Algebraic extensions, Classical straight edge and compass constructions Fundamentals of Galois theory Representation theory of finite groups and algebras | ||||

Literature | Joseph J. Rotman, "Advanced Modern Algebra" third edition, part 1, Graduate Studies in Mathematics,Volume 165 American Mathematical Society |