**Date & Time:** Monday, January 12, 2015, 15:30-17:30.

**Venue:** Room 216

**Title:** Basics of linear algebraic groups

**Speaker:** Shripad Garge, IIT Bombay

**Abstract:** We begin the seminar with a review of chapter 1 of Springer's
book, Linear Algebraic Groups. The seminar will be accessible to anyone
with knowledge of group theory. The parts of algebraic geometry that
are required for studying algebraic groups will be reviewed.