By AMS-IMS-SIAM JOINT SUMMER RESEARCH CONFE, Ravi Vakil

An important a part of the 2004 summer time examine convention on Algebraic Geometry (Snowbird, UT) used to be dedicated to lectures introducing the individuals, specifically, graduate scholars and up to date Ph.D.'s, to a large swathe of algebraic geometry and giving them a operating familiarity with fascinating, speedily constructing components of the sphere. one of many major objectives of the organizers used to be to permit the members to expand their horizons past the slender sector during which they're operating. an excellent choice of subject matters and a noteworthy checklist of members made the ensuing number of articles an invaluable source for everybody attracted to getting conversant in the trendy subject of algebraic geometry.The booklet contains ten articles masking, between others, the next themes: the minimum version software, derived different types of sheaves on algebraic types, Kobayashi hyperbolicity, groupoids and quotients in algebraic geometry, inflexible analytic types, and equivariant cohomology. appropriate for self reliant research, this specific quantity is meant for graduate scholars and researchers attracted to algebraic geometry.