Tag Archives: Riemann Surface

Homework Assignment 3

Recall that the upper half plane consists of complex numbers with . Let denote the closed unit disk as the union of the unit disk with its boundary . This assignment is meant to explain the pictures at the Wolfram … Continue reading

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Lecture 15: Monday, September 23, 2013

Today we discuss how some familiar objects — namely the circle, the sphere, the torus, and even elliptic curves — are each examples of non-singular algebraic curves which are also compact, connected Riemann surfaces.

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Lecture 13: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

In Lecture 11 and Lecture 12, we discussed examples of Riemann Surfaces and their relation with the Riemann Sphere . Today, we put things into perspective by considering the larger picture: we discuss tesselations of the upper half plane, covering … Continue reading

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Lecture 1: Monday, August 19, 2013

For the first lecture for the course, I would like to focus on a simple question: Why would anyone care about Dessins d’Enfants anyway? I won’t quite get to answer this question, but I will at least motivate the study … Continue reading

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What is a “Dessin d’Enfant”?

For the past couple of years, I’ve been thinking about properties of Dessins d’Enfants. As my very first post, I’d like to give a rigorous definition. This is meant to be formal for the math folks out there who are … Continue reading

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